The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, reacted on his Twitter page to Germany’s refusal to provide Ukraine with the promised Leopard tanks and Marder combat vehicles. “Disappointing signals from Germany, while Ukraine needs Leopards and Marders now — to liberate people and save them from genocide. Not a single rational argument on why these weapons cannot be supplied, only abstract fears and excuses. What is Berlin afraid of that Kyiv is not?”, says the minister.
The Minister of Defense of Germany, Christine Lambrecht, replied that Germany is unable to deliver combat vehicles of this type to Ukraine, as any other country has not made similar deliveries yet.