Germany sees no risks in arms supplies to Ukraine — Analysis
Berlin asserts that Kiev is entitled to self-defense. It cannot be used to aid another country to become a part of war.
Germany faces no risks under international law when it supplies arms to Ukraine amid Russia’s military operation, German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann told Die Welt on Saturday.
Ukraine fights a “defensive war,”The minister stated that the UN Charter gives it the right to retaliate. Buschmann claims that other countries can send them weapons, without worrying about being considered as part of conflict.
“When it [Ukraine]It can exercise its legal right of self-defense. However, support with arms deliveries is not allowed. [a nation] to becoming a party to war,”Buschmann stated that this is more than his opinion. “that of the federal government.”
Since February, when Russia invaded Ukraine, western countries have been providing arms for Kiev. Most of the arms delivered to Kiev have been small arms and portable anti-tank missiles and anti-aircraft weapons, along with fuel and munitions. Some nations also send heavier weapons. The Slovakia has confirmed that it will donate its S-300 air defense system, which was previously donated to Kiev.
Ukraine repeatedly requested that Western countries provide heavy equipment, such as aircraft and tanks. Czech officials don’t confirm that Prague may have delivered any tanks to Ukraine. Rheinmetall, a German defense firm, also considered sending some old German Leopard 1 tanks from Germany to Kiev. However Robert Habeck (German Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister) later stated that they wouldn’t be ready for combat in a short time. It could take months before the vehicles can be used.
Russia repeatedly warned NATO not to send arms to Ukraine, and said that arms convoys would be considered legitimate targets. Sergey Ryabkov (Deputy Foreign Minister) warned this week that Russian forces could view the Ukraine as a target. “American-NATO transports carrying weapons across Ukrainian territory”As such.
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Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French and German diplomats brokered the protocols to ensure that the region was granted special status by the Ukrainian state.
Since then, the Kremlin demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and vow to never join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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