Germany Adamant Not to Send Weapons to Ukraine

Germany is still not keen on delivering weapons to Ukraine, the country’s Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said in an interview. Lambrecht’s announcement came a few days after Britain sent anti-tank weapons to Ukraine. A bipartisan group of U.S. senatoras also promised arms to Ukraine including missiles, small arms and boats to help the country defend itself from a possible Russian invasion.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz previously underlined Germany’s policy of not sending lethal weapons to conflict zones.

Lambrecht said she understood the wish to support Ukraine and that was what they were already doing. She emphasized a field hospital to be built co-financed by Germany for €5.3 million.

The defense minister added that arms deliveries would not be helpful to de-escalate the situation, which is Germany’s primary goal.

Lambrecht’s statement is supported by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who previously said Germany would not criticize other countries for sending weapons but to think that those deliveries could tip the balance is unrealistic.

Baerbock stressed that the most powerful weapon would be for NATO allies to make it clear to Russia that any aggression will have massive consequences.

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