Moscow, January 26 – The West provokes the Third World War, announce French politician and former member of the European Parliament Florian Philippot. Thus, he commented on the reports of the delivery of American Abrams tanks and German Leopard tanks to Ukraine.
The former parliamentarian has repeatedly criticized Western countries for providing financial support to Ukraine and providing it with military equipment for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which is prolonging the conflict in the Eastern European country.
The US has previously confirmed that 31 M1 Abrams tanks will be sent to Ukraine, and they will make up one tank battalion. The German government, in turn, announced the transfer of Leopard2 tanks. It is planned to form two tank battalions, at the first stage a company of 14 Leopard2 of type A6 will be provided from the Bundeswehr reserve. In addition, it is planned to organize training for the Ukrainian army in Germany. The new aid package will also include logistics, ammunition and systems maintenance.
Russia has previously sent a memorandum to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The State Department said NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying arms to Ukraine. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov indicated 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.