Boris Johnson offers Ukraine armor and anti-ship missiles

7:12 p.m .: Berlin says it is limited in its possibilities of arms deliveries to Ukraine

Germany has almost exhausted its possibilities of supplying Ukraine with equipment drawn from the reserves of its army, the Bundeswehr, but is working on deliveries made directly by the armaments industry, the German Minister of Defense said on Saturday. Defense, Christine Lambrecht.

“For deliveries from Bundeswehr stocks, I must honestly say that we have in the meantime reached a limit,” explained the minister to the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper.

The German army must maintain its capacity for action and be able to “guarantee the defense of the country and of the Atlantic Alliance (NATO), she added. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do more for Ukraine, so we’ve clarified what the industry can supply directly. »

The conflict in Ukraine has also cast a harsh light on the “alarming” state of the Bundeswehr, according to Bundestag (Parliament) Defense Commissioner Eva Högl, while one of the top brass spoke of an army more or less dry land.

Germany is going to significantly increase its military spending this year, and create an exceptional fund of 100 billion euros to modernize its army with the objective of reaching the 2% of GDP recommended by NATO.

Source: 20Minutes – Une by

*The article has been translated based on the content of 20Minutes – Une by If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!