Commenting on the meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at the Ramstein Air Base on Friday and its failure to reach a decision on the transfer of Leopards 2 tanks, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called German’s stance on helping Ukraine “unacceptable.”
“The war in Ukraine has lasted almost a year, and the evidence of Russia’s war crimes can be found on Youtube or on television,” Morawiecki said in an interview with the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
“What else do Germans need to open their eyes and start acting adequately in regard to the potential of the German nation? They do not need to use 100 percent of their assets; 30 percent is enough. Even 10 percent would be an improvement,” added Morawiecki. He said Germans raise doubts about sending heavy weapons to Ukraine and “waste time on discussions while the enemy is in the East.”
He stressed that Berlin should not undermine or sabotage other countries’ efforts. Morawiecki pointed out the Polish involvement in humanitarian, military, and diplomatic aid. Morawiecki said he felt that Germany had fallen into its own trap by practicing a policy of rapprochement with Russia.
“To this day, it is hard for Germans to admit they were wrong,” he said.
“Ukraine and Europe will win this war, with or without Germany,” declared the Polish prime minister.
“However, it is up to Germany, whether it wishes to join in stopping Russia’s barbarism or passively observe on the wrong side of history,” he added.
When asked what Poland would do if Germany stalls the decision regarding Leopard tanks or does not permit them to be donated, Morawiecki said that Poland will build a “smaller coalition of countries” ready to donate this equipment.
“We will not watch as Ukraine bleeds out. Innocent people are dying every day. Russian bombs are destroying Ukrainian towns, and women and children are being killed,” said Morawiecki.