Great mood: Greens members celebrate tank deliveries to Ukraine

26 Jan 2023 10:03 am

Green party members have reacted enthusiastically to the government decision on tank deliveries on social media. Reminders to the party that the export of arms to war zones is not very conducive to peace would only aim to “cause damage and incite”.

A majority of citizens in the country did not want any more arms deliveries from Germany to Ukraine. Many people, including former supporters and the electorate of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party, remain outraged by the forced radical path taken by a former peace party (until the Yugoslav war in the 1990s) to become the driving German political force in the Ukraine war.

With regard to the euphoric and supportive reactions of individual members of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen on social media to the decision to deliver tanks to Ukraine, the party’s striking election promise of September 2021 should be remembered:

Zoe Mayer (28), member of the Bundestag from Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, commented regarding the current aggravation of the conflict through arms deliveries:

“Any person who is currently tweeting that Germany wants to go to war knows that this is nonsense. This suggestion is intended to cause damage and incite people.”

The Green Vice President of the German Bundestag Katrin Göring-Eckardt tweeted inspires on January 24th with the hashtag of the hour:

“The #Leopard’s freed! Now hopefully he can quickly help Ukraine in its fight against the Russian attack and for the freedom of Ukraine and Europe.”

The health expert of the Greens, Janosch Dahmen, known for his radicalism in the Corona crisis, referred to the support of Chancellor Scholz in one word:

“Finally! #Ukraine️ #FreeTheLeopard”

Agnieszka Brugger (38), member of the Green Bundestag on the Defense Committee, member of the General Assembly of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy, explained her Twitter followers:

“It’s the right decision. The innocent people in Ukraine urgently need this support in view of the impending Russian offensive. It has to be done quickly now.”

Sara Nanni (36), the party’s security policy spokeswoman, left on the day of the decision to know:

“The leopard has become a symbol of the will of Europe and the West to give Ukraine the best possible support in its defensive struggle. It’s starting now. That’s good.”

On January 24, she published a Twitter post using the advertising slogan of the US sporting goods manufacturer Nike: “Just do it”. Nanni wrote:

“Free the Leopards. Just do it.”

She also wrote in another on the same day contribution: “Finally! #FreeTheLeopards. A good decision.” At the beginning of the week, the federal chairman of the party, Omid Nouripour, dem ZDF as a proactive supporter of the arms deliveries, explains: “I don’t know why armored personnel carriers aren’t escalating, but main battle tanks are. (…) That’s why it’s all the more necessary for there to be clarity at last, and as quickly as possible.” On January 25, Anton Hofreiter commented via Facebook:

“The Chancellor’s decision will allow Ukraine to better defend itself against Russian attacks and regain control of its territory.
It is now important to coordinate the next steps closely with our allies. Training, supply chains, maintenance, repair – there is a lot to do. Only when Putin realizes that he cannot win this war will he be willing to negotiate and peace will become possible.”

Also on January 25th explained The Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir, his understanding of the government decision:

“Russia must understand that it cannot win its murderous war. To do this, Ukraine must be able to repel Russian attacks again and again. And to do this, we must make Ukraine as strong as possible. That is why we are supplying the Leopard 2. Good this way!”

During the course of the day, the Green Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock made the statement at the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which will find its way into the archives as historical:

“Yes, we have to do more to defend Ukraine. Yes, we have to do more, also with the tanks. (…) Because we are waging a war against Russia and not (as EU members) against each other.”

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J. A. Allen

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