NATO agreed not to supply certain types of weapons to Ukraine because of Russia – media

There are fears that the Russian Federation may officially regard the supply of Western battle tanks and combat aircraft as entry into the war and take military measures in response.

This limit is common to all allies / Photo by REUTERS
This limit is common to all allies / Photo by REUTERS

NATO countries have informal agreements to refrain from supplying certain types of weapons to Ukraine.

According to the German news agency dpa, this is due to the risk of a direct military confrontation with Russia, which the Alliance wants to minimize, writes  ZEIT ONLINE .

There are fears that the Russian Federation may officially regard the supply of Western battle tanks and combat aircraft as entry into the war and take military measures in response. Weapons systems of this type have not yet been delivered to Ukraine.

According to the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), this informal agreement is known in Berlin.

“The defense committee was fully informed of this in mid-May,” Wolfgang Helmich, spokesman for defense policy of the SPD parliamentary group, told DPA.

According to a NATO official, all supply decisions are ultimately up to individual member countries, writes DPA. So far, they have adhered to informal agreements, partly because of the fear that they will not receive the full support of their NATO partners in the event of a Russian attack.

For this reason, Poland, for example, refrained from supplying Soviet MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine more than two months ago, the agency notes.

Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces in Europe, Todd Daniel Walters, said back in March that MiG-29 deliveries are a “high-risk scenario” because they could be misjudged by Moscow and lead to an escalation between Russia and NATO.

(c)UNIAN 2022

4 comments

  1. What a fucking stupid arsseholes.
    I have no other words.
    Get Ukraine what it needs or otherwise the Russians may soon be fighting in Poland or Lithuania.

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    • Exactly. Some in the West are worried about Putler’s fucking mood while Ukrainian children are getting raped and thousands of innocent Ukrainians are being tortured daily and probably hundreds dying in torture chambers weekly. How could he possibly be any angrier? They also forget what would happen to Moskovia if they did use nukes. This unilateral support system is unfair. If only Ukraine had kept their nukes….

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