The federal government will now deliver "Marder" armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. Good, but not good enough, criticizes CSU regional group leader Dobrindt on ntv. He demands the delivery of "Leopard" battle tanks - and the resignation of the defense minister.
The CSU regional group chairman, Alexander Dobrindt, is also demanding decisions for the "Leopard" tank in addition to the deliveries of "Marder" armored personnel carriers to the Ukraine that have just been decided. "We see that the Ukrainian soldiers simply need these weapons for self-defense," said Dobrindt on the ntv program "Frühstart" during the CSU winter retreat in Seeon Monastery. It must now be decided on the further steps. Dobrindt criticized that the federal government was "the one driven" in the decision to deliver the "Marder". France took the lead.
The decision was correct, but: "As always, the traffic light government, Scholz, was hesitant at this point and is now following suit. That is necessary, but it would have been necessary for a long time," said Dobrindt. The CSU is also not letting up when it comes to criticizing SPD Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht. Dobrindt renewed the call for the minister to resign.
It's not about the New Year's Eve video, it's just another building block in the series of breakdowns, said Dobrindt. Lambrecht is not only having a hard time with the office, she is also obviously overwhelmed. It is therefore urgently necessary for personnel decisions to be made at this point. "It is the Chancellor's job to ensure clarity here," said Dobrindt. Lambrecht also failed to keep promises to Parliament, such as orders for ammunition worth 10 billion euros. "And that's why you have to say very clearly: She is simply not up to this office," said Dobrindt.
The opposition is also not giving up on the issue of energy supply. Germany can no longer rely on a mild winter and supplies from neighboring countries, said Dobrindt. "We say yes, a new decision must also be made on the question of nuclear energy. I think it is irresponsible that the nuclear power plants (...) will be shut down in April," the CSU politician continued. The FDP rightly initiated this discussion again.
The winter retreat of the CSU will primarily be about relief for people. Energy prices are still very high and households are largely overwhelmed. "And we have to say one thing very clearly: the turning point needs determination," said Dobrindt. The traffic light lacks this determination. "We are available to make decisions with the federal government or to take responsibility ourselves if the federal government is no longer able to do so," said Dobrindt.