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Jun 6, 2022
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Historian Knutov: the threat of reputational losses for Germany left the Armed Forces of Ukraine without German tanks

Historian Knutov: the threat of reputational losses for Germany left the Armed Forces of Ukraine without German tanks

Germany realistically assesses the consequences of delivering German tanks to Ukraine, and therefore is in no hurry to make such a decision, said military historian, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces Yuri Knutov.

In a comment to the Federal News Agency, he noted that the situation could turn into serious reputational losses for Berlin, since the armored vehicles transferred to Kyiv would be quickly destroyed by the Russian military.

“We remember how Turkey once bought Leopard tanks of the previous modification from Germany, and then launched an offensive against the Kurds. More than a dozen tanks were burned by our anti-tank missiles, and even Soviet-made ones, ”the expert recalled.

In addition, according to Knutov, the German authorities clearly do not trust Kyiv, which can use Western weapons against civilians, which will also deal a blow to the image of the FRG.

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