The inspector of the army, Alfons Mais, has urged restraint on the question of German arms deliveries to Ukraine, which is being attacked by Russia. "When it comes to military support, I think it's crucial that we keep a certain balance. I have to make sure that the army is able to fulfill our core mission - defending the country and the allies. And that's under It's already difficult enough given the current conditions," said Mais "Zeit Online". Where you still have air, you can give to the Ukraine. "But in my opinion, a limit has been reached when areas are affected where we don't have a surplus of material ourselves."
Three Mars II multiple rocket launchers arrived in Ukraine from Germany on Monday. Before that, the federal government had handed over the Gepard anti-aircraft tanks and Panzerhaubitze 2000 artillery pieces to Kyiv.
Mais: In military terms, war could last a long time
Mais does not believe that the war will end quickly. "Militarily, I'm afraid the war will last a long time - if necessary, it will freeze in the meantime," he said. "Personally, I often ask myself how peace with the Putin system should look like," said the army inspector. For him, there could only be the prospect of "completely restoring the territorial integrity of UN member Ukraine."
In mid-July, the Kremlin made it clear that it wanted to occupy additional areas outside of the Donbass.