The Union of German Soldiers warns against handing over the tanks to Ukraine. “Cannibalization”

We understand too well Ukraine’s desire for heavy weapons. We can imagine e.g. donation of infantry fighting vehicles from industry stocks – said Wuestner, quoted on Saturday by the German DPA agency.

“Cannibalization of our troops”

What, however, from our point of view as a professional association is not possible is handing over of the Bundeswehr’s weapons and ammunition. Every single delivery leads to weakening of the Bundeswehr – said Wuestner, who leads an association with 200,000 members and added: “many in the Bundeswehr are afraid that this policy further cannibalization of our troops will have negative effects. “

Demand to suspend further transfer from Bundeswehr stocks

Wuestner demanded that further transfers from the Bundeswehr’s stocks be suspended and replenishment be ordered immediately to replace the previously transferred systems.

Ukraine insists on continued shipments of weapons from Germany, including battle tanks. Yet Chancellor Olaf Scholz However, the (SPD) rejected this solution. The coalition partners, the Greens and the FDP, are also putting pressure on the SPD in this matter, reminds the DPA.

FDP defense expert Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann in an interview published on Saturday in the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper said: What Ukraine has achieved so far in the strategic and military aspect has only been possible because it has been supplied with appropriate weapons from the West.

Weapons for Ukraine

According to the expert, now it is necessary to provide further weapons, among others Marder infantry fighting vehicles, “which army Ukraine could use it to move around and precisely attack Russian positions. “

At the mention that the Chancellor apparently saw things differently, Strack-Zimmermann replied: Which makes us all wonder.

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) announced on Thursday that Germany would deliver Ukraine next two Mars rocket launchers50 Dingo armored vehicles and 200 missiles for rocket launchers.

Lambrecht has not announced the delivery of combat tanks.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.