There are almost 3 thousand tanks in Europe.
Head of the Defense Committee of the Bundestag, Marie-Agynes Strack-Zimmermann, expressed her disappointment that during the meeting in the Ramstein format, no decision was made to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Strak-Zimmermann quotes ZDF.
According to her, Berlin should at least allow other countries to supply such equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces.
“History is looking at us, and Germany, unfortunately, has again demonstrated its failure. The way German Chancellor Olaf Scholz informs the public about this topic is simply a disaster. Since, on the one hand, Germany provides Ukraine with large-scale assistance, but due to the lack of a solution battle tanks give a different impression,” says Strack-Zimmermann.
She expressed the opinion that the new German defense minister of Germany, Boris Pistorius, is allegedly “on the chain.”
“The signal was it would be right if we gave the green light to partners. Not everyone should, but those who have Leopard 2 and who are ready to deliver them to Ukraine. This would be the first step,” she says.
Strack-Zimmermann said there are almost 3,000 Leopard 2 tanks in Europe. “Even if some of them are delivered, it will be a real signal,” she added. Leopard
On Friday, January 20, the participants in the meeting in Ramstein did not decide on the supply of tanks to Ukraine.
Defense Minister Germany Boris Pistorius said that Berlin is allegedly ready to speed up the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. However, if his country has appropriate agreements with its allies.
In the United States, such decisions are not satisfied. Sky News, citing a high-ranking American official, writes that Washington does not know how the issue of the supply of Leopard-2 tanks will be resolved.
The head of the Polish Zbigniew Rau criticized Germany for hesitation in helping Ukraine with tanks. According to him, the shedding of Ukrainian blood is the price of fluctuations in Leopard supplies.