The German chancellor said his country was doing enough to provide military aid to Ukraine, and on the issue of tanks and aircraft, he referred to Biden.
Germany helps Ukraine enough with weapons, and the decision to transfer this or that equipment is made in coordination with the allies. This is what Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Germany has been supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons for months – for example, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, multiple launch rocket systems, Panzerhaubitze 2000… As chancellor, I broke the long tradition that made the deliveries,” he said. .
When asked why Germany does not transfer aircraft or tanks to Ukraine, the chancellor recalled an article by US President Joe Biden in The New York Times, “and the same position of other partners in the Group of Seven.
“I said from the beginning: we will not act alone and will closely coordinate our actions with allies. The situation is changing. I also agreed with Biden on providing several rocket launch systems to Ukraine ,” says Scholz.
“We are doing what is necessary and right. But a certain ‘division of labor’ makes sense,” he said, adding that Germany could focus on air defense and artillery.
Earlier, foreign media reported that Ukraine has almost no chance that Germany and other NATO countries will start delivering tanks.
Recall that before the trip to Germany, Shmyhal called the FRG and the United States to start delivering tanks to Ukraine.
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