Estonia Provides More Assistance than Germany

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, May 27, 2022
Estonia Provides More Assistance than Germany

"Kiel institute of the world economy" compares GDP and aid to Ukraine from Estonia and Germany

On 22 May, for the first time, it was officially said that Germany was withholding aid for Ukraine. First, Yale University professor Timothy Snyder tweeted that Germany did not want to help Ukraine. Then Russian publicist Andrei Pyontkovskyi suggested that Germany’s blocking of 100 tanks for Ukraine is not a desire to lose leadership positions.

On 24 May, official data from a study by the Kiel institute of world economics (IfW) appeared. IfW conducted a study based on GDP and aid provided to Ukraine. Thus it became known that Estonia allocated 0.8% of the gross domestic product in the country. Estonia took first place. Lithuania and Poland have been behind it in support of Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The USA took fourth place. 

Timothy Snyder reacted and drew public attention to Germany’s absence from the leadership list. 

"Germany’s aid to Ukraine as a percentage of GDP is so low that it is not in the table. Estonia provides 13 times more aid to Ukraine than Germany as a percentage of GDP. Germany ranks behind 13 countries, including Luxembourg," wrote a professor on Twitter.

It should be recalled that Germany’s assistance to Ukraine has long been in doubt. The German media primarily talks about it.

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