In the near future, Berlin will supply Kyiv with PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers, said German Vice Chancellor Habek, rejecting accusations that the country does not support Ukraine enough
Germany helps Ukraine with arms supplies, but cannot satisfy all desires Kyiv. This was stated by the Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection of Germany Robert Habek in an interview with Die Welt.
“As we speak, Ukrainian soldiers are being trained to handle PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. This is one of the most modern artillery pieces,” — he stressed.
According to him, in the near future, Berlin will deliver these weapons to Kyiv. Habek denied accusations against Germany that the country is not making enough efforts to support the Ukrainian side.
“The point is not that Germany supplies nothing or too little. Correct— Berlin cannot fulfill all the desires of Ukraine»,— added the Vice Chancellor. He said that in connection with this there is a “certain tension in relations”; Kyiv and Berlin.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has repeatedly criticized the German authorities for not supplying heavy weapons to Kyiv.
So, on May 27, he said that he was disappointed with the speech of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the forum in Davos. Kyiv hoped to hear about concrete steps taken by the German government to provide Ukraine with “big support for victory”; in hostilities, but this did not happen.
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In mid-April, the German Chancellor, after negotiations with leaders of other Western countries, announced that the Bundeswehr had exhausted the limit of arms supplies to Ukraine from reserves. The German government then sent a request to arms manufacturers about how quickly they could provide a new batch.
According to Scholz, first of all, Ukraine asked Germany for anti-tank guns and air defense systems. When asked if Germany would supply Kyiv with Leopard tanks, Scholz replied that it would be better to send Soviet weapons to Ukraine, which the Ukrainian military is familiar with.
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