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BY TYLER DURDEN - TUESDAY, APR 26, 2022 - 09:45 AM

In a major reversal following Chancellor Olaf Scholz only days ago voicing strong resistance, it appears Berlin has bowed to the mounting pressure among allies and approved new tank deliveries to Ukraine from Germany's own stock, which Scholz had previously said was depleted.

The German Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday that the delivery of Gepard anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine has been approved. As part of Scholz's earlier rejection of sending heavy weapons systems, he had cited the potential for the West and Russia sliding into a WW3 and nuclear war scenario.

Axios reports that "The new shipment of the German-made Flakpanzer Gepard was announced by Germany's Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht during a meeting with more than 30 defense officials from dozens of NATO and non-NATO countries at Ramstein Air Base."

Among the officials there at Ramstein for the meeting which was focused on how to help Ukraine defeat the Russian invasion were US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin - the latter fresh off his trip with Secretary of State Blinken to Kyiv where they met with President Zelensky. Representing Ukraine at the Ramstein meeting was Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

As for Scholz's prior very clearly articulated warnings against sending items like tanks direct from Germany to the Ukrainians, here's what he told Spiegel in an interview published only last Friday...

"We need to do everything to avoid a direct military confrontation between NATO and a heavily armed superpower such as Russia, a nuclear power," the chancellor said at the time. "I will do everything to avoid an escalation that could lead to World War III – there can be no nuclear war."

Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht made the announcement at Ramstein...

"That's why it is all the more important that we consider each step very carefully and coordinate closely with one another," Scholz had stressed.

He added: "To avoid an escalation towards NATO is a top priority for me," and "That's why I don't focus on polls or let myself be irritated by shrill calls. The consequences of an error would be dramatic." But given this fresh reversal it seems he did in fact, in his own prior words, let himself "get irritated by shrill calls".

And certainly, the risks he previously laid out haven't suddenly or somehow become mitigated, given Monday's alarming comments of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said the risk of nuclear war remains a "serious, real" danger and that "we must not underestimate it.”


German Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Send 'Heavy & Complex Weapons' To Ukraine

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ZeroHedge - BY TYLER DURDEN - THURSDAY, APR 28, 2022 - 01:28 PM

Merely a week ago German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock claimed that the country's armed forces have said it "can no longer supply weapons from its own reserves" to Ukraine. But with Berlin coming under immense pressure from NATO allies, particularly the United States, after Chancellor Olaf Scholz voiced fears of sparking a WW3 nuclear showdown scenario with Russia, Germany's tune quickly changed.

On Thursday lawmakers in the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, voted overwhelmingly to approve sending "heavy weapons and complex machinery" to Ukraine. According to national media it passed with 586 votes in favor, 100 against, and seven abstentions.

Bundestag, via government of Germany

The bulk of those voting "no" included the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, citing that the move feels close to a "declaration of war". Senior AfD lawmaker Tino Chrupalla spelled out that it "could make us party to a nuclear war."

Though this view is now being dismissed as merely excuse-making by the "far-right", Chancellor Scholz himself said the same thing in a Spiegel interview published last Friday...

"We need to do everything to avoid a direct military confrontation between NATO and a heavily armed superpower such as Russia, a nuclear power," the chancellor said at the time. "I will do everything to avoid an escalation that could lead to World War III – there can be no nuclear war."

It was only days after this interview that Berlin signaled a complete reversal, with the German Ministry of Defense announcing Tuesday that delivery of Gepard anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine had been approved. However, it could take up to a year or more for Ukrainian forces to be properly trained in the effective deployment and use of the Gepard systems.

Thursday's vote represents what appears to be Berlin's new commitment to a policy of 'open-ended' arming of Ukraine - much like the United States of late. Deutsche Welle details the types of weaponry and assistance that Ukraine can expect to receive based on Thursday's Bundestag vote:

In addition to heavy weapons, such as anti-aircraft systems and armored vehicles, the measure passed by German MPs included provisions for sending heavier equipment to eastern NATO allies as well.

Military aid should continue and accelerate wherever possible, according to the proposal backed by the ruling coalition and the biggest opposition party, the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU).

Germany will also deploy more soldiers to boost NATO presence in eastern Europe, and encourage Russian soldiers to lay down their arms and seek asylum in Germany and the EU.

Additionally, the measure foresees an appeal to China for it to "abandon its acceptance of war" and actively support a truce.

But as for calling on China to "actively support a truce" - we wonder the degree to which this is also the active stance of NATO countries at this point, who seem to be rushing headlong toward escalation given the now constant ramping up of weapons shipments to Kiev.

The Kremlin quickly voiced its anger and condemned the vote...

In light of this, it's worth revisiting some of Scholz's own words from last week: "To avoid an escalation towards NATO is a top priority for me," and "That's why I don't focus on polls or let myself be irritated by shrill calls. The consequences of an error would be dramatic." Despite Germany's complete reversal, this is still truer than ever.


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