After days of criticism, Germany has decided to send weapons to Ukraine! As German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit (49) announced on Saturday, the Ukrainian armed forces will receive support in the form of 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 “Stinger” surface-to-air missiles. The weapons will come from the Bundeswehr’s stocks and will be delivered as soon as possible.
German Chancellor Scholz: “Germany stands by Ukraine”
Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (63, SPD): “The Russian invasion of Ukraine represents a turning point. It threatens our entire post-war order.”
“In this situation it is our duty to do everything in our power to support Ukraine in its defense against Vladimir Putin’s invading army. Germany stands on the side of Ukraine.” – Scholz continued.
Germany changes course on Ukraine crisis
A government spokesman said: “The German government today also approved the transfer of 400 German-made anti-tank weapons from the Netherlands to Ukraine, as well as 9 D-30 howitzers and ammunition from NVA stocks from Estonia to Ukraine.” Due to contractual arrangements, German approval was required before the transfer could take place.
Thus, the German government is changing course on the Ukrainian crisis. Until now, Germany has refused to transfer weapons to Ukraine because it is a crisis area.
source: bild.de, insidegermany.co