Kiev says German refusal to sell arms to Ukraine was political
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Wed 09 Jun 2021 | 10:12 p.m.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday that Germany had made the political decision not to sell arms to its country after repeated calls for the supply of arms.
KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – June 09, 2021) Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba argued on Wednesday that Germany had made the political decision not to sell arms to his country after repeated calls for supplies in arms.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily in May that he would like military help from Germany.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas replied that Germany believed the conflict in eastern Ukraine could only be resolved politically.
“We realize that the German government’s decision was political,” Kuleba said at a joint press conference with Maas in Berlin.
The Ukrainian diplomat argued that there is no international rule preventing Germany from selling arms to Ukraine, which is waging a long-standing war against its independence. Ukraine claims Russia is providing arms to breakaway regions, an allegation Moscow denied.