European Parliament Calls Scholz Forget About Pauses

by Olha Povalaieva
Thursday, January 19, 2023
European Parliament Calls Scholz Forget About Pauses

It officially calls on Germany to deliver "Leopard 2" battle tanks to Ukraine

On 12 January, the Polish president announced the transfer of Leopard tanks to Ukraine. However, as with other weapons, such military assistance requires the consent of the producing country. Recall that Leopards are manufactured in Germany. As practice shows, the German government is often a brake on the provision of military assistance to Ukraine. Therefore the European Parliament held a meeting at which it considered the question of the transfer of German weapons to confront the RF. 407 voters voted in favour of handing over tanks, 92 MPs voted against and 142 abstained. The German chancellor has now received an official request to give Ukraine's armed forces Leopard tanks without further delay.

The main reasons for the European Parliament's decision were aspects of the report, which touches on growing global authoritarianism and climate change. Due to armed aggression, a tectonic shift in the geopolitical landscape is reported. It is also noted that to defend and defeat Russia, Ukraine requires urgent assistance with heavy and modern armament.

Now the whole world will be watching Olaf Scholz's reaction, including the Ramstein meeting tomorrow.

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