According German Chancellor, he won’t send fighter jets to Ukraine
Just days after promising to provide tanks, the German Chancellor has ruled out deploying fighter jets to Ukraine.
Olaf Scholz cautioned against a bidding war for guns in an interview with a German newspaper.
To improve their capabilities, Ukraine has asked its allies to form a “fighter jet coalition.”
The US stated that it would “very carefully” consider the notion of providing jets with Kyiv on Thursday.
Mr. Scholz stated in an interview with Tagesspiegel that the delivery of Leopard 2 tanks produced in Germany was his primary concern.
“It just seems silly,” he remarked, “that we’ve just just decided [on sending tanks] and the next argument is shooting up in Germany.”
After weeks of pressure from friends, Germany agreed on Wednesday to give Ukraine 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks.
Following Germany’s pledge to supply the tanks, the US declared that it would send Ukraine its M1 Abrams combat vehicles.