Germany delivers almost no weapons to Ukraine in 9 weeks, despite promises — Welt
29 May, 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has refused to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons such as tanks and armored personnel carriers, citing agreements with NATO allies. At the same time, since the end of March, the country has hardly even supplied light weapons, reported Welt with reference to documents available to the German publication.

From March 30 to May 26, Ukraine received only two arms supplies from the federal government. Both contained only small devices.

According to the list, in mid-May, Germany sent 3,000 anti-tank mines and 1,600 specialized anti-tank mines.

On the other hand, the first delivery, sent to Ukraine a month earlier, included only spare parts for machine guns, lighters, detonation cords, radio stations, hand grenades, explosives, and mines.

According to the Ukrainian side, the last supply of anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons from Germany took place more than two months ago — on March 25. The aid included 2,000 Panzerfaust 3 missiles and 1,500 Strela anti-aircraft missiles.

However, according to the Ukrainian list dated March 29, the need for these munitions still remained. The soldiers also needed anti-ship missiles such as the Harpoon.

When will Ukraine get weapons?

According to Welt, Germany has not yet met its requirements, although Scholz publicly promised further supplies. The last time he did so was at the World Economic Forum in Davos on May 26.

"Information on specific arms shipments is up-to-date and classified, so please understand that I can neither provide more detailed information nor confirm details," a German Defense Ministry spokeswoman told Welt.