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Lhe German Defense Minister launched criticism on Sunday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of searching for to “destabilize” the nation. These allegations observe the published, from Russia, of confidential exchanges between German officers referring to arms deliveries to Ukraine.

On Friday, the published on social networks, from Russia, of the audio recording of a current videoconference between senior German officers, referring to arms deliveries to Ukraine, had led to a diplomatic disaster and sparked a shock in Berlin.READ ALSO Berlin closes 4 Russian consulates, Moscow denounces a “provocation”This “is part of an information war that Putin is waging,” German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius mentioned at a press convention in Berlin. “This is clearly about undermining our unity […], to sow political division domestically and I sincerely hope that Putin is not going to succeed on this. »

Berlin underneath pressure

Until now, Berlin maintained its refusal to formally provide Taurus missiles to kyiv, citing the chance of an escalation of the battle. According to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, this is able to contain the participation of German troopers to coach in using these weapons.

However, not solely do the German officers spied on talk about intimately how these missiles may very well be utilized by Ukrainian forces, however they consider that this is able to not essentially require the participation of Bundeswehr troopers. A approach of contesting the chancellor's arguments, inserting him in a fragile place.

The function of the United Kingdom and France

Equally embarrassing for Berlin, throughout the dialog the recording reveals particulars of how the UK and France are serving to the Ukrainian military use the long-range Scalp missiles that the 2 international locations are delivering to Kiev.

Olaf Scholz had already lately induced irritation in London by saying that Great Britain and France ought to present assist to assist the Ukrainian military goal Scalp missile strikes.

The affair additionally comes on the worst time for Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who has been attempting for a number of weeks to spearhead European arms deliveries to Ukraine, following the blocking of American assist in Congress. . Berlin is the nation that as we speak offers the second largest quantity of assist to kyiv, after the United States.