Strack-Zimmermann, who had fought at the forefront in Germany for more extensive arms deliveries to the Ukraine, was at odds with the Chancellery on several occasions on the issue. There, too, she sees failures in reordering weapon systems that were handed over to Ukraine. Strack-Zimmermann: “Why it wasn’t immediately reordered. The eye of the needle must have been in the Chancellery.”
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Staying on Ukraine’s side now means, in addition to humanitarian and economic aid, continuing to deliver military material – including anti-aircraft systems, self-propelled howitzers and Gepard anti-aircraft tanks. “But above all, it needs ammunition, ammunition, ammunition. What we are delivering to Ukrainians is extremely effective and has saved many lives,” she said.