Deutsche Welle
January 4, 2023

Ukraine updates: Baerbock urges more weapons to Kyiv

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin had nothing on his mind but to destroy the neighboring country of Ukraine.


She said Putin’s stance was the reason why it was “important to keep up the delivery of weapons….”

“That is why we must stand by Ukraine for as long as necessary,” she said.

While Germany’s Green Party, of which Baerbock is a member, has traditionally taken a pacifist stance on military action, the war in Ukraine has seen it adopt an increasingly hawkish tone.

In recent months, Germany delivered a modern Iris-T anti-aircraft system, intended for countering Russian missile and drone attacks. A further three systems are to be sent to Ukraine this year….