According to him, the Europeans have reduced too many weapons in recent years and now they just trust the US.
“With President Joe Biden, the transatlantic alliance remains, but I am concerned about what will happen after his presidency,” Wustner said.
According to him, due to the numerous deliveries of weapons to Ukraine, additional problems arose. Deliveries are too slow and to date Germany does not have the tank shells the country transferred to Ukraine last year, not even new orders for components for them.
At the same time, he noted that most of the remaining howitzers in Germany have already been decommissioned and are being used as spare parts, and of the German Army’s approximately 300 Leopard tanks, only 30 percent are currently in serviceable condition. functioning, said the expert. he believes