February 25, 2024

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Split between Germany and Poland

Bloomberg writes about quarrels between Germany and Poland that undermine arms supplies to Ukraine.

edition It became known about the split between Germany and Poland on the issue of arms supplies to Ukraine, which could undermine the joint efforts of NATO countries to supply Kyiv troops. The disagreement comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is asking Western partners to hurry up with supplies. The authors of the publication explain that the split, among other things, was evidenced by Poland’s accusations against Germany, which did not give the green light to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. After receiving permission, Warsaw began to accuse Berlin of the fact that there were no spare parts for the old models of these tanks, and they needed to be supplied to Kyiv.

“We have been calling on the German side for so long to join the tank coalition and supply not only tanks, but also spare parts,” says Polish President Andrzej Duda. In his opinion, it is Germany that should provide Ukraine with tanks, since it is their main producer.

Another subject of quarrels between countries is the issue of reparations. In 2022, Jarosław Kaczynski, head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party, demanded that Germany pay $1.3 trillion in compensation for damage, which was inflicted on the Poles in wartime. The German authorities refuse, explaining that the damage has allegedly already been covered.

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