Warsaw: “The defeat of Ukraine may become a prelude to World War III,” mentioned Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. He additionally insisted Germany to enable the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to war-torn Kyiv.
Through his message, Morawiecki needs to trace Germany and different NATO nations to step up and ship extra weapons to Ukraine which has confronted a large lack of infrastructure and civilians.
Ukraine defeat may lead to Third World War
“The defeat of Ukraine may become a prelude to World War III, so today there is no reason to block support for Kyiv and postpone matters indefinitely,” Morawiecki mentioned throughout his deal with in Berlin at a celebration of German politician Wolfgang Schauble’s 50-year profession.
Germany ought to ship weapons to Ukraine
Morawiecki insisted that Germany should enable the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
“Today Ukrainians are fighting not only for their freedom, but also in defence of Europe. I call on the German government to act decisively and deliver all types of weapons to Ukraine,” the Polish PM mentioned.
Notably, Poland and Finland have promised Ukraine the tanks, however are ready for formal permission from Germany to truly hand them over.
German arms producers firm – Rheinmetall – CEO Armin Papperger claimed in an interview that Germany has round 110 Leopard tanks – 88 of that are the outdated Leopard 1s. however truly making them match for service would price a whole lot of thousands and thousands of euros and take a few yr, over the weekend.
However, on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned German tanks “will burn like the rest” of Western weapons.
‘Ukrainian blood being shed’
The Polish prime minister mentioned that “Ukrainian blood being shed” to stop what he referred to as could possibly be a Russian assault on the opposite EU nations.
Ukrainian Defence Minister Aleksey Reznikov in an interview final week had mentioned his nation was shedding blood to perform “NATO’s mission,” so the bloc led by the United States provide it with weapons.
Notably, Russia has repeatedly warned the West that sending weapons to Ukraine “prolongs the conflict but will not change its outcome”.