It became known about Scholtz’s secret demand for the transfer of Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Anastasia Gorbacheva22:46, 18.01.23

Germany will not deal with the issue of supplies on its own.

Germany may agree to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine . Berlin wants Washington to hand over Abrams.

According  to  Suddeutsche Zeitung, Scholz has already said several times that Germany will not act alone in this matter. At the same time, it is said that the US demands from the German government not only to allow deliveries of Leopard from other countries, but to hand them over to Kyiv on its own.

“In a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, he made it clear that Germany can make concessions in matters of supply (Leopard 2 – UNIAN) only if the US, in turn, supplies Abrams-type main battle tanks,” the message reads. .

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. I hate Scholz as much as I can.
    But I am increasingly doubtful on whether it is because of appeasing Putin, as Germany has supplied much heavier weapons in the past such as the Pzh 2000.

    As some here already argued, it wouldn’t surprise me if most of the Leopards Germany has do not work and are in terrible shape.

    They might only have a few dozen working ones to be able to train.

    So he might be trying to avoid having to send a lot of Leopards as this will cause a political scandal. Because even though the German Armed Forces are underfunded: if their jets do not fly, tanks do not run, Pumas break, barracks are leaking, what is Europe’s second or third largest military budget being spent on?

    Don’t get me wrong, I do think Scholz is a terrible Putin appeaser and has no morality at all, but I do think there is another reason here.

What is your opinion?