Ukraine is fighting Western war fatigue, minister says – POLITICO

BERLIN — Combatting war fatigue in the West has become a central challenge for Ukraine as it urges its allies to keep weapons and other aid flowing, according to Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrij Melnyk. “There’s a feeling that now the tank issue has been settled people can put their feet up,” Melnyk told POLITICO … Read more

Brazil’s Lula snubs Olaf Scholz with Ukraine war remarks – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Brazil’s newly inaugurated President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva traded barbs late Monday on who’s responsible for Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, as the latter suggested that Kyiv could also be at fault. Scholz arrived in the capital Brasília late Monday as part of a South American trip aimed at advancing … Read more

Germany warns against arms race as Ukraine pushes for missiles, jets

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is warning against a race to arm Ukraine with high-powered weapons as Ukraine ramps up its calls for fighter jets and long-range missiles. Scholz engineered a breakthrough with President Biden to send modern tanks to Ukraine earlier this month, but has said fighter jets are a non-starter. “I can only advise … Read more

Scholz doubles down on refusal of fighter jets for Ukraine – POLITICO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz doubled down on his rejection of demands by Kyiv to supply Ukraine with fighter jets on the heels of Berlin’s agreement to send battle tanks. “The question of combat aircraft does not arise at all,” Scholz said in an interview with Tagesspiegel published on Sunday. “I can only advise against entering … Read more

The Cold War roots of Scholz’s tank trauma – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. In early January of 1984, an aspiring young West German socialist with a shoulder-length curly mane traveled by train to East Berlin with his comrades for an important meeting. It was a tense time in the Cold War with the arms race between the … Read more

NATO’s Willing Members vs. Germany – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

NATO’s Willing Members vs. Germany – WSJThe Wall Street Journal Pressure Mounts on GermanyThe New York Times How Russian fake news paints ‘the Germans’DW (English) Message to Olaf Scholz: send tanks to Ukraine now – and lay the path for a negotiated peaceThe Guardian Scholz and the Russian agency – EURACTIV.comEURACTIV View Full Coverage on … Read more

Germany ready to let Poland send Leopard tanks to Ukraine: foreign minister – POLITICO

PARIS — Germany “would not stand in the way” if Poland or other allies asked for permission to send their German-built Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Sunday. The remarks by the Green politician, who was interviewed by French TV LCI on the sidelines of a Franco-German summit in Paris, came … Read more

German caution on Ukraine arms rooted in political culture

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has become one of Ukraine’s leading weapons suppliers in the 11 months since Russia’s invasion, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz also has gained a reputation for hesitating to take each new step — generating impatience among allies. Berlin’s perceived foot-dragging, most recently on the Leopard 2 battle tanks that Kyiv has long … Read more

Inside the US and German standoff over sending tanks to Ukraine

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is stuck in a standoff with Germany over whether to send tanks to Ukraine ahead of a key meeting of Western defense leaders in Germany on Friday. In recent days, German officials have indicated they won’t send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine, or allow any other country with the … Read more

Germany’s Standoff Over Tanks for Ukraine Overshadows West’s Arms-Deal Meeting

List two articles (2 minutes) Western leaders are set to gather Friday for a critical meeting that was designed to showcase a major new arms package for Ukraine, but is instead marred by an escalating dispute on whether Berlin should allow its allies to give Kyiv German-built battle tanks. In a sign of the strains … Read more