Moscow, January 22 – New York Times columnist Cassandra Winograd writes that there are signs of a growing rift among Western countries over the supply of military equipment, particularly tanks, to Ukraine.
As an example, she cited Germany’s “resistance to sending” Leopard tanks to Ukraine and Berlin’s unwillingness to allow other countries to supply them with these tanks.
“Germany also insisted that the United States take the initiative,” the observer added.
Earlier, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said, after a meeting of the NATO countries’ contact group on support for Ukraine, that Germany is not yet ready to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks, but he appointed an inspection process on this type of tank to assess the scenario. for a positive decision in the future.
The Kyiv regime has been asking for armored vehicles for offensive operations for several months. The British authorities promised Ukraine the Challenger 2, while Washington said it saw no point in delivering the Abrams.
As Vladimir Putin has repeatedly emphasized, Russia has never refused to negotiate with Ukraine, but the Kyiv authorities prevented it from doing so. According to the president, Moscow does not seek to move the flywheel of the Ukrainian conflict, but rather to end it. At the same time, Western countries are increasingly talking about the need to continue hostilities, pump Kyiv with weapons and train APU militants on their territory.
The Kremlin has also repeatedly stated that the supply of Western weapons only prolongs the conflict and does not bode well for Ukraine, and arms transfers become a legitimate target for the Russian military.