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In a historic policy shift, Germany agreed to supply weapons to Ukraine.
As Ukraine’s soldiers continue to fight tens of thousands of Russian troops after last week’s invasion, the German government has agreed to deliver armaments, including anti-tank missiles.
Departure From Decades-Old Policy
According to Politico, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s cabinet made the decision on Saturday, marking a historic departure from the decades-old policy of never deploying weaponry into current hostilities.
The German government would supply 1,000 anti-tank weaponry and 500 Stinger anti-aircraft defense systems to Ukraine from its own inventory.
“The Russian invasion of Ukraine marks a turning point,” Scholz said. “It threatens our entire post-war order. In this situation, it is our duty to do our utmost to support Ukraine in defending itself against Vladimir Putin’s invading army. Germany stands closely by Ukraine’s side.”