Germany has decided to supply Kiev with 1,000 anti-tank weapon systems as well as 500 ‘Stinger’ surface-to-air missiles from the German Army stocks, a government spokesman, Steffen Hebestreit, announced on Saturday February 26. The weapons are to be delivered to Ukraine “as soon as possible,” he added.
Earlier on Saturday, several German media outlets reported that Berlin had changed its position on supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons upon urgent requests from Kiev and its NATO partners.
Germany's ARD broadcaster reported that Berlin plans to provide Kiev with portable anti-tank missile launchers “via third countries.” The German government reportedly struck a deal with the Netherlands that would see Amsterdam handing over the weapons to Ukraine.
Germany's FAZ newspaper reported on Saturday that Berlin also greenlighted Estonia's plan to hand over self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. The military hardware comes from the stocks of the former East Germany's National People's Army and were originally sold to Finland in the 1990s.
Estonia had already asked for approval for the transaction from Berlin in January but did not get it at that time, according to the media. Germany also plans to export 14 armored vehicles to Ukraine. The deal was approved on Saturday, according to FAZ. The vehicles that can be used for personnel transportation or evacuation purposes are to be handed over to Ukraine alongside 10,000 tons of fuel that will be delivered through Poland, the paper added.
Clearly, Berlin became a direct accomplice of war in Europe, like the USA and other NATO countries.
It means that NATO wants to continue military confrontation against Donbass without any interruption. By pouring extra fuel into the flame.
Written by Vladimir P. Kozin