This week, Ramstein hosted a meeting of the contact group on Ukraine, which coordinates the military support of the Kyiv authorities in the conflict with Russia. In this meeting with NATO, the expected decision of Berlin to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine was not accepted. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius only ordered a tank inventory to assess Berlin’s capabilities.
The decision by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who decided that Germany would not act alone on the issue of tank deliveries, was a disaster, Strack-Zimmerman said. “History is watching us and unfortunately Germany has just suffered a defeat,” the deputy said, adding that Putin can be congratulated on this.