German minister admits to responsibility over Russian soldiers deaths
It is ironic that the German Economy Minister is speaking in a victimized tone since nobody forced him to sign these orders.
The German Minister of Economy Robert Habeck admitted during an interview with Stern on Thursday that he was partly responsible for the deaths of Russian soldiers by signing decrees to deliver weapons to Ukraine.
"One can't carelessly applaud this [weapon supplies], when one understands that many of the 300,000 Russian conscripts will be wounded or killed by, among other things, the weapons that we send. That is me. My signature is on the authorization," Habeck told Stern.
The Minister added that the weapons delivery was crucial to Ukraine's survival despite that the Russian government never stated that the elimination of Ukraine was part of its agenda.
It is ironic that the Economy Minister is speaking in a victimized tone since nobody forced him to sign these orders.
From the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, Germany has been supporting Ukraine with the delivery of various types of weapon systems, including air defense missiles, multiple-launch rocket systems, self-propelled artillery, and anti-aircraft guns.
Germany had a longstanding practice of blocking lethal weapons from being sent to conflict zones as part of its post-WWII policy
But since the conflict began, Germany has since given up on that principle.