Germany under increasing pressure to send military aid to Ukraine

Europe, Germany: Olaf Scholz, the German chancellor, is under criticism both at home and abroad for his unwillingness to send combat tanks to Ukraine, which would have bolstered that country’s counteroffensive against Russia.

Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, criticised “disappointing indications from Germany” on the provision of further weapons on Tuesday.

Kuleba said on Twitter, “Not a single reasonable justification on why these weapons cannot be delivered, only abstract worries and excuses.

Germany has increased its armament shipments to Ukraine after initially turning down the opportunity to provide Kyiv’s military with deadly equipment at the start of the conflict.

Numerous tanks and howitzers, as well as tonnes of ammunition and rocket launchers from German army stocks and armaments manufacturers, have all been delivered to Ukraine.

Kuleba’s enraged letter sparked a new discussion over Germany’s alleged unwillingness to do more to aid Kyiv in its defence against the Russian invasion.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated on Monday that Germany would not “go it alone” on armament delivery without consulting partners. Therefore Berlin has thus far refused to supply the desired Leopard combat tanks.

 

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