The German Der Spiegel wrote a week ago that Kiev had informed Berlin that the 10 Leopard 1 tanks that arrived in Poland need major repairs.
According to the German foreign minister, the poor condition of some of the German weapons is explained by the fact that Europe did not face such a “brutal war” in the past.
Baerbock now noted that Germany has not handed over a long-range so far Taurus missiles Ukraine, because they need to make sure that they are fully functional. With their range of 500 kilometers, the Tauruses can reach more distant targets than the British Storm Shadow missiles, so they are also capable of attacking Crimea, for example.
A few days ago it turned outthat 12 of the 20 Leopard 1 tanks sent by Denmark are defective.
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