Germany says no to sending fighter jets for Ukraine

Germany says no to sending fighter jets for Ukraine.
Germany says no to sending fighter jets for Ukraine. Photo by Alexandros-Michailidis

Chancellor Scholz says Germany will not be sending the fourth-generation fighter jets to Ukraine  

Germany has announced that they will not be sending the fighter jets to Ukraine.  

This announcement was made by chancellor Olaf Scholz, after Ukraine government asked the allied countries to help create a “fighter jet coalition” to fight the war against Russia.  

According to a report by BBC on Monday, January 30, Scholz said that his “focus was on the delivery of German-made Leopard 2 tanks”.  

Scholz further added, “The fact we’ve only just made a decision [on sending tanks] and the next debate is firing up in Germany, that just seems frivolous”.  

Germany had made an announcement about the agreement to send tanks for Ukraine last week. 

They will now be a total of 14 of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to the Ukraine, following pressure from other western allies.  

This statement by Scholz comes after Andrii Melnyk, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister has announced for the creation of a coalition of fighter jets that would include US F-16s and F-35s, Eurofighters, Tornados, French Rafales and Swedish Gripen jets.

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