Last Friday, about 50 countries agreed to supply heavy military weapons worth several billion dollars to Ukraine. These include armored vehicles and weapons. It is being given to help Kiev fight off an onslaught of Russian forces.
Germany is under considerable pressure to supply tanks in the Russia-Ukraine war. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said, ‘We cannot yet say when a decision will be made and what the decision will be. This question has arisen after talking about the Leopard tank.’
Ukraine wants German-made Leopard-2 tanks. Several allies have echoed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in saying that Germany’s tanks are essential in a war with a far more powerful neighbor than Ukraine.
According to Al-Jazeera, Ukraine says its people are dying because of ‘global indecision’. Ukraine made the comments after Germany put on hold a decision to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks to bolster Kiev’s fighting capabilities against Russia. As for Ukraine, more people in their country are dying because of this indecision.
“Today’s indecision is killing more of us,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak tweeted last Saturday. The longer the delay, the greater the number of Ukrainian deaths. Think fast.’
According to Reuters, Kiev has been told to refrain from major attacks against Russia until it receives new weapons and training. Meanwhile, Russia has increased shelling in eastern Ukraine. Russian troops have stepped up attacks in the Zaporizhzhya and Sumy regions outside the country’s industrial zone of Donbass. Moscow claims that they are in a more advantageous position in the recent fighting.