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Welt: In two months, Germany provided almost no weapons to Ukraine and reduced support to a minimum

Despite promises, Germany minimized military support for Ukraine in 9 weeks and provided virtually no weapons.

Source: Welt data

Details: On April 19, Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that Germany does not supply heavy weapons, as other countries, such as the US, Canada, UK, France do not (although in fact the US and Britain, as well as Australia and the Netherlands, supply heavy weapons to Ukraine). As noted, for several weeks Scholz repeated that support for Kyiv continues, most recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos: “Putin will only enter into serious peace negotiations if he realizes that he cannot break the defense capability of Ukraine. Therefore We support Ukraine.”

But, as can be seen from the documents available to Welt, since the end of March, Germany has also hardly delivered any lighter weapons.

Between March 30 and May 26, Ukraine received only two shipments of weapons from the German government. In particular, Germany sent 3,000 anti-tank mines and another 1,600 specialized directional anti-tank mines, spare parts for machine guns, lighters, detonating cords, radios, hand grenades, and explosives. According to Ukraine, the last deliveries of anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons took place on March 25, more than two months ago – 2,000 Panzerfaust 3 missiles and 1,500 Strela anti-aircraft missiles.

The Ukrainian army also needs anti-ship missiles of the “Harpoon” type. Ukraine confirmed this in a letter to Germany dated April 9 and May 1.

Upon Welt’s request, a spokeswoman for the German Ministry of Defense stated that “information about specific arms transfers is security related and classified, so I ask for your understanding that I can neither provide further information nor confirm the details.”


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