Germany reduced its military support for Ukraine to a minimum, hardly any weapons were delivered for nine weeks – Die Welt

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The German government has apparently reduced its military support for Ukraine to a minimum over the past nine weeks, writes

“So far, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has refused to supply German battle tanks and armored personnel carriers, citing agreements with NATO allies. But as can be seen from documents available to WELT AM SONNTAG, Germany has not supplied any significant light weapons since the end of March,” the article says.

According to journalists, between March 30 and May 26, only two deliveries of arms from the German federal government arrived in Ukraine. Both contained only small devices, the article says. According to a list, Germany sent 3,000 anti-tank mines and 1,600 more specialized anti-tank directional mines in mid-May.

Other delivery than that of May had reached Ukraine a month earlier. However, this only contained spare parts for machine guns, “igniters,” detonating cords, radios, hand grenades, explosive charges, and mines.

Kyiv also applied for 100 Marder and 88 Leopard 1 tanks, the requests that have been with the German Federal Security Council for five weeks. But there is “no movement” there, as WELT learned from Ukrainian government circles.

At the end of April, the German government announced the delivery of 30 Gepard anti-aircraft tanks. However, it was not clear where the ammunition was to come from at that time. Four weeks later, the federal government was able to provide 59,000 rounds. However, as Minister Lambrecht said, the first 15 Gepards will not be delivered until the end of July. As Scholz noted on May 17, the reason for that is that the tanks “had to be prepared.”

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