Germany wants 20 billion euros worth of ammunition, and Schulz urges Russia to rule out “nuclear”.

Germany wants 20 billion euros worth of ammunition, and Schulz urges Russia to rule out “nuclear”.
Germany wants 20 billion euros worth of ammunition, and Schulz urges Russia to rule out “nuclear”.

Germany wants 20 billion euros worth of ammunition, and Schulz urges Russia to rule out “nuclear”.

Germany wants 20 billion euros worth of ammunition, and Schulz urges Russia to rule out “nuclear”.

Sunday – 12 Rabi’ al-Thani 1444 AH – 06 November 2022 AD

Schulz in front of a German air defense system that came to Ukraine (EPA)

Berlin: «Middle East»

The chair of the German Bundestag’s defense committee, Marie-Agnes Struck Zimmermann, called for a review of supply chains today, Sunday, after Switzerland rejected Germany’s request to supply ammunition for tanks shipped from Berlin to Kyiv, and stressed the need to… to buy billions of euros in ammunition, one day after an appeal, Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on Russia to rule out the use of nuclear weapons in the aggressive war against Ukraine.
Speaking to the German Press Agency (dpa), the politician close to the “FDP” said: “It is no longer possible for Germany to continue to rely on other countries, as happened in the Swiss ammunition incident for air defense tanks”. (Gebard). “Ammunition worth 20 billion euros or more will have to be bought in the coming years,” she said.
Switzerland refused last Thursday; For the second time he transferred ammunition for the “Gebbard” air defense system to Ukraine, noting that it was neutral in “relationships with Russia and Ukraine.” Commenting on the Swiss decision, the German politician said: “Of course we are friends as neighbours, even if that is difficult; To accept the unwillingness of Switzerland to transfer ammunition to be used in crisis areas due to its neutral position.”
However, Sterke Zimmermann sees “urgent security policy issues” in her case. “What would happen if Germany or one of the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were attacked and Swiss-made ammunition could not be supplied because of this neutrality?” she said.
Strick Zimmermann pointed out that the Bundeswehr “also receives ammunition from Switzerland for the Mantis air defense system and ammunition for the main armament of the Puma infantry fighting vehicle and for the Tornado and Eurofighter combat aircraft”. And she pointed out that the world had changed in terms of security policy since February 24, 2018, and “Germany must immediately review the relevant delivery methods with regard to the request for ammunition and, if necessary, change or modify these methods,” the German politician concluded her statements with the words “Reliability is essential in this situation.”
Earlier on Saturday, Chancellor Schulz said at the party conference of the “Social Democratic Party” in Berlin: “It is not permissible and unacceptable to use nuclear weapons in this conflict.” “We call on Russia to clearly state that it will not do this and that this is a line that must not be crossed,” he added.
During his visit to Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, Schulz warned of a “nuclear escalation” and described the nuclear threat to Russia as “irresponsible and dangerous”.
from his side; “We must oppose the use of nuclear weapons or the threat of using them,” Chinese President Xi said.
Schulz described this situation as “the greatest success of his visit to Beijing,” which lasted almost 12 hours and was heavily criticized by the parties in the governing coalition. “The whole trip was worth it for that alone,” said Schultz.




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