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On April 28, the German Bundestag approved the provision of heavy weapons to Ukraine.
586 out of 693 deputies present voted for it, 100 were “against”, seven “abstained”. The decision was preceded by almost 70 minutes of debate.
The provision of weapons was supported by the ruling coalition parties and the CDU/CSU Opposition Bloc.
Recall that earlier Germany agreed to provide Ukraine with Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns.
The German company Rheinmetall Landsysteme has applied to the federal government with a request for permission to supply Ukraine with 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles.
On April 21, it became known that, at the direction of Olaf Scholz, the German Ministry of Defense had deleted all heavy weapons from the list of military assistance to Ukraine. In particular, Leopard tanks, Puma and Marder armored personnel carriers, Boxer and Fuch armored personnel carriers disappeared from it. Thus, the list provided by Ukraine to Germany with a request to give weapons to fight the Russian invaders was reduced from 48 to 24 pages.