Germany will not act independently in the case of sending tanks to Ukraine
The German federal government refuses to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks. This can only be done together with other NATO member countries.
Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany Michael Müller said this.
“This, of course, will remain in our foreign policy line so that there are no ill-conceived solo efforts. Such weapons can only be supplied in coordination with our NATO partners,” the politician said.
Who else has tanks like this
According to Muller, countries like the US and France also have systems like the Leopard tank. However, the politician noted that they do not offer these tanks to Ukraine.
Germany wants to unconditionally continue to avoid the alliance becoming a party to the war, Muller said. .
He assured that Germany supports Ukraine with the most modern weapons and will do so as long as necessary.
Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has already stated in an interview with Bild am Sonntag about his refusal to supply tanks on his own Leopard. He said that Germany would adhere to the principle of “all or no” in the supply of weapons.
“I make my decisions quickly and coordinate them with our allies. But I am suspicious of hasty and German unilateral action,” Scholz said.
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