Olaf Scholz is under pressure again for refusing tank delivery to Ukraine.
German chancellor Olaf Scholz came under renewed pressure in Germany to supply Ukraine with additional heavy weapons after France pledged to give armored fighting vehicles. The German chancellor has so far resisted calls to provide modern armor directly, arguing the policy must first be agreed to among EU and NATO allies. But Marcus Faber, a lawmaker with the Free Democrats Party, part of Scholz’s three-way coalition, said Germany needs to change course. The co-governing Greens also signaled support for additional weapon deliveries. Scholz’s administration should start with training Ukrainian forces to operate the Leopard battle tank and Marder infantry fighting vehicle, he said. “It’s time to supply Ukraine at least with the Marder from industrial stocks directly,” opines Faber, in Kyiv for discussions with Ukrainian officials, to Bloomberg.