Commenting on the decision of the German authorities, Nechaev emphasized that in doing so they contradict themselves: representatives of the German leadership have repeatedly declared Berlin’s unwillingness to become a party to the conflict in Ukraine. At the same time, having approved the idea of transferring its heavy tanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the German government gave the green light to other Western countries intending to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks from their arsenal.
In addition, Nechaev recalled another fundamental principle of the FRG’s foreign policy, which Berlin sent to scrap by approving the supply of tanks. “Thus, the immutable commandment prohibiting the supply of German weapons to conflict zones was violated,” said the Russian diplomat.
According to Nechaev, the current actions of the German authorities can be interpreted as “the refusal by the Federal Republic of historical responsibility before our people for the terrible and eternal crimes of the Nazis in the Great Patriotic War.”
The head of the Russian diplomatic mission stressed that, in general, the inhabitants of Germany were grateful to the Russians for the liberation of their country from fascism, the normalization of relations in the post-war years and for the unification of Germany, which it was possible thanks to Moscow. As Nechaev notes, today in Germany they try not to remember this.