Association: Leopard deliveries will have consequences for Bundeswehr

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The operational readiness of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, will be further weakened by the expected supply of Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, according to the chairman of the Bundeswehr Association, André Wüstner. The delivery is “good for Ukraine on the one hand, bad for the operational readiness of the Bundeswehr on the other,” Wüstner told the German public broadcaster ZDF. It was naive to think the war in Ukraine would be over in two or three months, and more weapons deliveries would certainly follow, Wüstner argued. “If we not only want to support Ukraine, but also want to be …

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