Germany rejects Ukrainian request for arms deliveries – Reuters

The German authorities say the conflict should be resolved politically.REUTERSREUTERS

Germany on Tuesday rejected calls for arms deliveries to Kyiv, after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had asked Berlin for assault rifles, radio equipment, and armored vehicles.

“I am convinced the conflict [in eastern Ukraine] can only be resolved by political means,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told journalists ahead of a video conference with his NATO counterparts, according to Reuters.

“This will remain the guideline of our engagement with Ukraine, and there will be no change: Arms deliveries won’t help,” he added.

Speaking in an interview for Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Zelensky listed weapons and military equipment that Ukraine may ask from Germany – missile and patrol boats, assault rifles, radio equipment, and more.

Robert Habeck, the leader of the Greens, offered to help Ukraine with defensive weapons as the first leader of an influential party in Germany. The German government immediately rejected the idea.

Zelensky said he expressed gratitude to Habeck, who advocated the supply of defensive weapons to Ukraine after his visit to the country. “Yes. I didn’t ask him to do that. It was his choice. But I’m grateful to him for that,” he said.

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/russian-aggression-germany-rejects-ukrainian-request-for-arms-deliveries-reuters-11439961.html

(C)UNIAN 2021

4 comments

  • Germans should vote Green and get rid of those putinoid arseholes.

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  • Hopefully the Greens will win and a real German Government will take charge. Not a Putin ass licking care taker government.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    Did Ukraine expect anything else? As I’ve said before, Germanystan will not provide any sort of arms to Ukraine simply because the fat Muslim Merkel does not want to “provoke” the Kremlin shitweasel. End of case. Asking this jellyfish country for anything only craps on Ukraine’s pride.
    As for the greens… They might seem supportive of Ukraine and they might seem to be against NSII but often enough, what they claim is different from what they do (typical politics). For Germanystan itself, a green government would prove to be a disastrous one, possibly worse than under the fat Muslima. They, along with the SPD and the asshole Schröder, had made policies during Schröder’s time as chancellor that increased poverty in the country and other detrimental acts. They also are not nearly as environmentally friendly as they want people to believe. And, they want to flood the country with yet more Africans and Muslims, which will eventually turn the rest of the country into a slum like some of its many city quarters are now.
    Of course, all this is irrelevant for Ukraine if the greens would follow through with their pro-Ukrainian and anti-mafia policies. We’ll see…

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