Germany’s Shortsightedness Leads to Historically Severe Problems

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, July 11, 2022
Germany’s Shortsightedness Leads to Historically Severe Problems

Bundestag democrat Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann demands from the general of the Bundeswehr solid military support for Ukraine and clear answers

FDP Bundestag member Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmerman expressed displeasure, which continues to gather supporters among Germany's political leadership. Strack-Zimmermann wrote on Twitter that insufficient aid to Ukraine will have severe consequences for the whole of Europe, and Germany will be among the countries that will have to deal with these consequences.

"Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, Eberhard Zorn, only thinks about the Bundeswehr, that's his job — but it's blatantly short-sighted when you look at Ukraine and the consequences for Germany and Europe. That's why we need a weapons coordinator as a neutral authority. If we continue to be so thin about Ukraine, we will have to answer for historically momentous problems. My colleagues and I will not support that. If Ukraine loses, Europe loses," Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmerman.

In a briefing, the politician also noted that under the leadership of Scholz, Germany does for Ukraine not as much as it could and expressed her expectations for leadership actions and decisions from the chancellor's administration.

"In any case, this should not continue. I expect clear leadership and appropriate actions from the chancellor's administration. Since everything here is the same as before — no changes," Strack-Zimmerman.

As Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann reported, the Bundeswehr has 350 units of Marder BMPs, 50 of which can be given to Ukraine.

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