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Zelensky reproaches Germany for refusal to provide Ukraine with arms

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Zelensky paid attention to the military vessels of Germany, another military armament that Germany could allocate to Ukraine
09:41, 1 June 2021

Press conference of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, May 20, 2021
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has reproached Germany due to the refusal to supply weapons to Ukraine. Zelensky stated in the interview to Frankfuter Allgemeine Zeitung that German Chancellor Angela Merkel did a lot for Ukraine but he expected that she would do more in the Normandy Format.

“We are really gratefully for what we have. However, I know that Germany can do more. Habeck (leader of Alliance '90/The Greens) understood me. He understood that the Normandy Stream 2 is only a weapon and it is very sharp. He also understands that Ukraine does not have a fleet. Our coasts are unprotected. We need lethal arms. Germany did not provide us any military aid but it could,” Zelensky said.

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He paid attention to the military vessels of Germany, another military armament that Germany could allocate to Ukraine: assault rifles, radio facilities.

Moreover, Germany is the leading state in the production of armored war machines as Zelensky added.

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Co-leader of Alliance '90/The Greens Robert Habeck stated during his visit to Kyiv that Ukraine cannot be refused in right to get the defensive arms. Besides, he earlier stated that Ukraine fight not only for itself but Ukraine also protects the security of Europe.

However, Speaker of the German government Steffen Seibert stated that Germany will not supply Ukraine the military weapon but it is ready to provide political support in the solution of the Donbas Conflict.

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According to NATO, even though Russia has withdrawn some of its troops from Ukraine's borders, tens of thousands of Russian troops continue to remain near Ukraine's borders

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