NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Sergey Nechayev, the ambassador of Russia to Germany, claimed on Friday that by providing armaments to Ukraine, Germany had “stepped” a line.
“Providing the Ukrainian government with German weapons is not only against Russian service members, but also against the inhabitants of the Donbas,” Nechayev said to RT. The red line that the German authorities should not have crossed is unquestionably present.
The ambassador’s remarks follow German defense officials’ commitment of weapons and gear to Ukraine the day before, as Ukraine faced criticism at home and abroad for not doing more.
Russia claims that if the United States provided longer-range missiles to Ukraine, it would cross a “red line.”
Defense News reported on Thursday afternoon that 50 Dingo armored personnel vehicles, two MARS II multiple-launch rocket systems, 200 missiles, and 200 multiple-launch rocket systems would be delivered to Ukraine.
Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht allegedly announced that Germany will endeavor to complete a swap with sister NATO member Greece in which Berlin will deliver Athens 40 Marder infantry combat vehicles in exchange for Greece sending 40 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine.
It’s not the first time that Germany has appeared to change its mind about providing further help to Ukraine after claiming that its own supplies were dangerously low.
Lambrechts’ choice was made only a few days after German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas criticized Germany for declining to supply military vehicles earlier this week.
“Germany is sending mixed signals, and Ukraine urgently needs Leopards and Marders to free its citizens and stop a genocide. There is not a single logical justification for why these weapons cannot be delivered, only fictitious worries and justifications, “Kuleba stated in a message that was unusually furious. What does Berlin fear that Kiev does not?
As Kiev pushes into Ottoman Russia, the UKRAINE’S Foreign Minister criticizes Germany’s decision not to provide tanks.
Kulebas made his remarks after Lambrecht remarked on Monday that despite Ukraine’s pleadings and progress against Russian forces on the front lines, Germany was unable to supply tanks or other equipment.
She explained, “It’s not so simple just to declare I’ll risk throwing everything away in the hopes that we won’t be able to act, the defense of the country. “I won’t, I promise. But with our partners, we also have additional options from the business world.”
Regarding the Western arm sales to Ukraine, Russia has frequently employed escalatory language.