During the Russian special operation in Ukraine, the word šolcov appeared in the speech of the inhabitants of the country – to give empty promises, writes the Czech portal iDNES.сz. According to not only Ukrainians, but even Germans themselves, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other German politicians have spoken out loud about helping Ukraine with weapons so many times that there was a feeling of their utter inability to keep their promise, the German media writes. .
After Berlin published a list of arms supplies to Ukraine, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung criticized the German government's actions: “On paper, the federal government is one of the main suppliers of arms to Kiev. But on closer inspection, it is clear that no country has ever had a bigger gap between complaints and deliveries. “
And according to the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, from March 30 to May 26, the German government actually reduced aid to Ukraine to a minimum. In response to Scholz's statement that Germany is “one of Ukraine's main aides” and providing its weapons in large volumes, the publication published an article on the actual volumes of German supplies. It turned out that instead of the promised heavy weapons, Germany sent spare parts for machine guns, fuses, hand grenades and mines. In addition, according to the list of weapons delivered published by the German government, Germany has not transferred any of the previously promised Marder armored personnel carriers.
As iDNES.cz writes, “in times of tweets and information that live for an hour at most, empty words sometimes cost more than deeds, and Berlin understands this very well.” Iris missile systems, which, as it turned out, are not yet available to the Bundeswehr.
At the end of April, Germany announced the delivery of Cheetah self-propelled guns to Ukraine, but they were never sent due to the need to coordinate their exports with the Swiss authorities. And on May 17, Scholz said that self-propelled guns “need to be prepared first.” Now, according to expert calculations, if they are nevertheless sent, the combat vehicles will not reach the front line until July, which may be too late.
that Germany, the world's fifth arms exporter, has problems with supplies to Ukraine. As of March, the German government has not been able to approve the transfer of the hundreds of Marder armored personnel carriers already in stock, which are in stock and ready for shipment.
As they write on iDNES. The SS portal, German Deputy Defense Minister Simti Moller, was accused of lying when she stated that the armored personnel carriers were not sent due to agreements between NATO countries on not transporting Western-type heavy weapons to Ukraine. Later, the words of the German Minister of Defense raised reasonable doubts that the country had nothing left to send to Ukraine.
As a result, German experts note that the arms supply situation looks strange and evokes the most outrageous ideas: ” And what if we don't give Ukraine anything to really help it with? ”.