No attack on Russian territory with Western weapons, wants to believe Scholz – RT in French
There is “consensus” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that Western-supplied weapons should not be used for attacks on Russian territory, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview.
Interviewed by the weekly Bild am Sonntag on February 5, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz assured that there was “consensus” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky not to use Western weapons on Russian territory.
Ukraine’s allies have taken new steps in military support to Ukraine by pledging to provide heavy tanks and longer-range rockets, among other things. These GLSDB (Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb) rockets could almost double the scope of action of the Ukrainian strike force, according to the Pentagon, which announced on February 3 that they would be included in a new military aid package. American.
Continued arms deliveries to Kyiv
These small-diameter devices fired from the ground can reach a target 150 kilometers away and therefore threaten Russian positions behind the front lines.
Western-designed heavy tanks have also been promised to kyiv, which expects to receive “between 120 and 140” from different countries. Germany will immediately deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks taken from the equipment of its army.
“The German tanks are threatening us again,” Vladimir Putin reacted on February 2, drawing a parallel with the war against Nazism, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory against Hitler’s armies in Stalingrad.
“His words are part of a series of absurd historical comparisons that he uses to justify his attack on Ukraine,” commented Olaf Scholz in Picture. “However, nothing justifies this war,” added Angela Merkel’s successor, who nevertheless recognized that the Minsk agreements were only intended to rearm kyiv.
“Together with our allies, we are supplying combat tanks to Ukraine so that it can defend itself. We carefully weighed each arms delivery, in close coordination with our allies, starting with America. This common approach makes it possible to avoid an escalation of the war”, advances the German chancellor.
During the telephone exchanges he has had with the Russian president since the start of the conflict, Vladimir Putin has “not threatened” him personally, neither him nor Germany, specifies Olaf Scholz questioned on this point by Picture.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed in a documentary that the Russian president had “threatened” him by mentioning a “missile” launch. The Kremlin had refuted these allegations.