Germany supplies Ukraine with weapons its army doesn't possess
The flow of weapons to Ukraine just went up a notch with Germany sending advanced weapons its own military still does not own.
Germany continues to transfer weaponry to Ukraine, including new equipment that the German Armed Forces do not yet have, according to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
"We delivered whatever we had: anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems, mines, guns, tons of ammunition, and non-lethal aid. Since then, we've progressed to more intricate and valuable systems."
Scholz told Canada's Globe and Mail, "Self-propelled howitzers, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, anti-aircraft systems, counter-battery radar" are among the complex and high-value systems sent.
"Some of these systems are so new that only very few have been produced and some of them have not even been introduced in the Bundeswehr."
All the weapons need the proper training, which Ukrainian crews are receiving in several locations in Germany. "And we will continue to provide this support to Ukraine as long as it takes," he said.
Due to the transfer of arms to Ukraine, Russia already addressed a note to all countries, including the United States. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, any convoy containing arms for Ukraine will become a valid target for Russia.
Last month, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht, reported by Germany's DPA news agency, said the German military is running out of weapons that can be sent to Ukraine, but Ukraine may still rely on Germany's assistance in the future.
"We are unable to send many [weapons] from the Bundeswehr," Lambrecht claimed.
The Minister also said that Oleksii Reznikov, her Ukrainian counterpart, was already informed about the limited capacities of the Bundeswehr, as the German Minister added that Ukraine may still rely on German assistance in the future.