MOSCOW, January 23 – RIA Novosti. Germany’s reluctance to supply tanks to Ukraine stems from a history of Nazi aggression during World War II, observers have written. New York Times Stephen Erlangeri and Erika Solomon.
As noted by journalists, Germany has not forgotten the catastrophic events of the middle of the last century, and public opinion polls show German reluctance to supply tanks.
“Germany’s reluctance here can be summed up in one word, and that is ‘history’. Germany wants to be seen as a partner, not an aggressor, and is particularly sensitive to arms shipments to regions where historically German weapons have been used to kill millions of people. People don’t want German weapons to be used to kill people in these regions,” added Stephen Sokol, president of the American Council for Germany.