Berlin, January 2 – German politician from the SPD party (part of the government coalition), member of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Bundestag, Michael Müller, warned Germany against supplying German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, stating that it was in everyone’s interest to prevent an escalation of the conflict. .
The politician believes that Ukraine needs more support and, according to him, Germany will do it as long as it takes, with the help of modern technology. However, he warned Germany against unilateral decisions, which could include the supply of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Mueller said: “We will definitely stick to our foreign policy line – no reckless unilateral actions. Such weapons can only be provided in coordination with our NATO partners. We still want to avoid NATO becoming a direct party to the conflict.” On Mondays on the air of the first German television channel ARD.
He added that it was in everyone’s interest. The spokesman explained: “If NATO becomes a direct party to the war against Russia, it will be an escalation, and we all do not want it.” According to him, there is a fear that if the FRG supplies Ukraine with German Leopard 2 tanks, this will lead to an escalation.
“You see that the partners — the Americans, the French and others who have similar systems, like this Leopard tank, don’t supply them either, but they remain committed to this particular situation, in which they provide what Ukraine urgently needs to protect,” Mueller stated.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying arms to Ukraine. Peskov pointed out that pumping Ukraine with weapons from the West does not contribute to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative impact.
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