Sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine: Germany says it will not be part of the conflict

The German Government has decided to deliver Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, but has stressed that it will not be part of the conflict. The Government of Poland regrets that it took diplomatic pressure for the Germans to take this decision.

The soap opera seems to have finally come to an end. Germany, after several days of talks, decided to deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz explained that the decision is linked to a “coordinated act” with the allied countries.

Scholz appealed to the West to “do not deviate” of the direction to take and that, in this sense, the nations must “perpetuate and reinforce” your cooperation.

“This is a historic decision”

Boris Pistorius, German Defense Minister, stated that this “It’s a historic decision” What a “it is not a cause for joy as I have seen in some places”.

The German minister clarified that the country, despite the delivery of these combat vehicles, “will be an accomplice” of the war raging in Europe.

Pistorius also revealed that the first tanks should arrive in the conflict zone within three months.

Polish criticism of Germany

The spokesman for the Polish Government regretted that international pressure was necessary for Germany to proceed with the delivery of the Leopard 2.

Poland already hadformalized, this Tuesday, a request to cede 14 tanks to Ukraineas they are made in Germany, Germany must approve the supply.

Piotr Muller also said that the German Government already “refused to help Ukraine in the first instance” in other situations, such as, for example, when the sending of Patriot missiles was discussed.

“In this case, the joint diplomatic offensive by Poland and other countries, our allies, led the Germans to change this decision. Unfortunately, it has been similar since the beginning of the war, when shortly after the start of the war, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was in Berlin, Olaf Scholz definitely abstained from any movements that could support Ukraine”, shot the Polish spokesman.

Zelensky appreciates international help

After a telephone conversation with the German chancellor, Zelensky underlined that the change in the German position on this matter also includes “the green light for other allies to provide similar weapons”as countries like Poland needed Germany’s endorsement to send Leopards in their possession.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dimitro Kuleba, recognized that a “coalition of tanks”referring to the different countries that showed willingness to send the German-made armored cars.

“All those who doubted this would happen, look now: for Ukraine and its allies nothing is impossible,” Kuleba said.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy urged other countries to “join this coalition and deliver as many as possible” from Leopard 2.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksi Reznikov, who, like Kuleba, applauded the formation of a “coalition”also thanked the allies for their gesture.

Russia says German decision will ‘prolong Ukraine’s suffering’

The Russian embassy in Germany has already reacted to what happened, stating that this decision will aggravate the conflict and destroy what remains of trust between the countries.

It will also cause irreparable damage to Russian-German relations, the Russian ambassador believes Sergey Nechaev

The diplomat adds that the German-made vehicles will “prolong Ukrainian suffering” and that the West “is deluded into thinking otherwise”.

Sergey Nechaev believes that this it’s a decision “extremely dangerous” that brings the conflict to “a new level of confrontation and contradicts the statements of German politicians” who have already said that the country does not intend to get involved in the war.

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