Germany has to do “everything” to support Ukraine but that does not mean sending just any weapons it has in its stockpiles to Kiev, Eva Hoegl, the Bundestag’s commissioner for the Armed Forces, told Handelsblatt daily on Wednesday.
Berlin has already been doing “more than suggested in the public debate” when it comes to military aid for Ukraine, Hoegl believes. Still, that does not mean that Berlin should freely give away just anything it has in store since that would just make no sense, the commissioner argued.
To make “responsible” decisions, the German authorities have to first look at what Ukraine can effectively use, Hoegl said. “We cannot simply deliver everything a [German] company has somewhere in its backyard like the 50-year-old Marder infantry fighting vehicles,” she explained, adding that she believed the government and the Federal Security Council would explore all reasonable possible options.