The country’s Foreign Ministry said that the stocks of the German army are obsolete.
The stocks of the German army are obsolete and the tanks are the worst in Europe. The reason is that Berlin lived without “no expectation of war in Europe.”
German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock stated this in an interview with Radio Liberty .
“We thought and believed that Europe would live in peace, and therefore we spent less money on our own military defense … We thought that we would never use tanks again. I mean our military tanks are the worst in Europe, which you “You can imagine. It’s been that way for the last decades because Europe was built to live in peace. It’s old-fashioned and our stockpiles of weapons are not what they should be now, except for some parts of air defense,” Burbock explained.
The Minister added that Germany supplies Ukraine with modern weapons, in particular artillery.
“At the beginning, we were too slow. And so we try to get better. And we made a change in position. We deliver heavy weapons, we deliver artillery, the latest systems, because this is what the Ukrainians are telling us now,” he summed up.
As you know, Germany is now armed with Leopard 1 tanks (since 1965) and their updated version of Leopard 2 (since 1979). Ukraine can also supply Leopard 1A5. This is the fifth modernization of the “leopards” of the first series, which was made in 1987.