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Germany supplies weapons – and does not reorder anything

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Empty armory due to Ukraine support

Germany does not reorder war material

Germany’s military support for Ukraine is cutting into the Bundeswehr’s own flesh. Because of the omissions of the former defense minister, there are now large gaps to be filled.

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The German arms deliveries to Ukraine tear a hole in their own stocks.

After much hesitation, the German tank deliveries to the Ukraine should finally be quick. An entire company – i.e. 14 units – of Leopard 2A6 tanks, as well as ammunition and material, is to support the Ukrainian military in the fight against the aggressor Russia from the end of March.

The German Bundeswehr, on the other hand, will need much more time to fill in the gaps created by the delivery. Göran Swistek, an expert at the Berlin Science and Politics Foundation (SWP), told DW: “The gap that then arises to fill these inventories is quite a large one, which I believe can last at least a year. »

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