The Bundestag failed to vote on the transfer of Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Evgenia Sokolenko21:12, 01/19/23

The issue was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs for further discussion.

The Bundestag cannot resolve the issue of military assistance / photo from UNIAN, Dmitry Alekhin
The Bundestag cannot resolve the issue of military assistance / photo from UNIAN, Dmitry Alekhin

The Bundestag did not support the Conservatives’ proposal to vote for the supply of Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The German deputies considered this question on January 19.

The  website of the  Bundestag reports that the issue of supplying Leopard 1 or Leopard 2 to Ukraine was considered at the initiative of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group. Its representatives called for an immediate vote, but did not receive support from the coalition factions, the AfD and the Left Party.

Transfer of Leopard to Ukraine

As UNIAN previously reported, Germany refuses to transfer tanks and does not give a “green light” for other countries to supply their equipment to other states.

Recently  , German Chancellor Olaf Scholz  said that his country would agree to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, but only if the US starts deliveries of its Abrams tanks. 

In Poland, which promised to transfer a company of tanks to Ukraine, they said that they could transfer the Leopard without waiting for Germany’s consent.

(C)UNIAN 2023

5 comments

  1. Poland should go ahead and make the transfer and tell Scholtz to pound sand if he complains.

    Germany has changed enormously since I left in October 1969.

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