Welt learned about Germany’s refusal to supply Ukraine with 100 infantry fighting vehicles

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03 Apr, 19:38


Welt: Germany refused to supply Ukraine with 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles

According to the publication, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov sent a request for 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles to a colleague in Germany, Christina Lambrecht, but she refused to supply the vehicles. The German Ministry of Defense explained the refusal by obligations to NATO

The German authorities refused, at the request of Ukraine, to supply it with 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, writes Welt, citing government sources in Kyiv.

At the disposal of the publication was a letter received by the German military department from the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov with a request for the supply of vehicles. There was no written response from Berlin, but, according to Welt interlocutors, German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht informed Reznikov about the refusal by phone.

Sources of the publication added that, according to Lambrecht, Germany itself needs the BMPs requested by Kiev. Welt writes that the minister has publicly stated more than once about the “depletion” of weapons stocks in the Bundeswehr. At the same time, Reznikov says in his letter that representatives of the industry in Germany express their readiness to supply military equipment to Ukraine. The list proposed by defense companies for the supply of equipment to Kiev included 100 requested Marder, writes Welt.

The Ministry of Defense of Germany confirmed to the newspaper that the discussion of deliveries with the Ukrainian side was indeed underway, but explained that the Marder BMP “are connected with obligations towards NATO” and the decision on their deliveries should be made “within NATO.” In addition, such issues are dealt with by the federal government, not the defense department, the ministry stressed.

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