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German defence minister on surprise visit to Ukraine

Christine Lambrecht went to the southerly port city of Odessa

Germany’s Protection Priest Christine Lambrecht made a shock see to Ukraine on Saturday, her very first given that Russia’s strike in February as Kyiv prompts Berlin to send it fight containers.

Lambrecht went to the southerly port city of Odessa, the German protection ministry stated in a declaration, without stating how much time the journey had actually lasted. It added Twitter that she had actually fulfilled her Ukrainian equivalent Oleksii Reznikov.

Thus far, no Nato nation has actually provided Western fight containers to Kyiv.

Ukraine has actually repetitively looked for Leopard fight containers from Germany to help in its counter-attack versus Russia, yet Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s federal government has actually thus far rejected.

Scholz has actually stated he does not wish to go it alone on arms products as well as will just take choices in appointment with his Western allies.

Berlin has actually rather struck take care of 3rd nations, which move hefty tools to Ukraine – for obtaining products from Germany.

Lambrecht’s see came a day after Russian Head of state Vladimir Putin stated the addition of the Ukrainian areas of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia as well as Kherson.

These additions have actually been with one voice condemned by Ukraine’s allies.

” Germany will certainly never ever acknowledge the outcomes of the sham mandates” in the 4 areas, Scholz informed Ukrainian Head of state Volodymyr Zelensky by phone on Wednesday, according to the chancellor’s spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit.

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