According to a statement that was released yesterday by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Anka Feldhusen, the German ambassador to Ukraine, was invited to Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to explain the “block” of German-made weapons from Estonia to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Ministry stated that the statements by German Navy Commander Kai-Ahim Schoenbach that Crimea will never return to Ukraine and that Ukraine does not match NATO membership criteria were deemed categorically unacceptable.
The German government’s stance on not delivering defence weaponry to Ukraine also caused considerable dissatisfaction in the Ukrainian government.
The Ukrainian MFA notes that one of Ukraine’s most pressing concerns is the need to beef up Ukrainian military defences against a large-scale Russian invasion and the use of other effective deterrents to ensure Europe’s safety. Expressing the hope that Germany will change its approach in the future.