EU ammunition delivery delayed

German Chancellor Olaf Scholes and Luxembourg Prime Minister Luc Frieden hold a joint press conference on January 8, 2024.
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Analysis – Olaf Scholz accuses his partners, and especially Paris, of not fulfilling their obligations in military support to Kyiv.

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The Europeans are not supplying enough weapons to Ukraine and should supply them within the EU 1R In February, when the twenty-seven meet in Brussels, there will be a “precise overview of their concrete contributions”. These were the words of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who raged in Berlin on Monday against very “weak” projections by “the majority of member states” during which Germany would “double” its military aid from 2024. Up to 8 billion euros. In mid-November, in Brussels, its defense minister, Boris Pistorius, announced a European target of 1 million rounds of ammunition, mainly shells, 155mm but also missiles, by 2023, a year later. “The million (munitions) will not be reached, we have to assume that,” he said.

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