Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania urge Germany to send tanks to Ukraine

The Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania made a joint call to Germany on Saturday to step up its leadership and send its main battle tanks to Ukraine, putting further pressure on Berlin to move faster on aiding Kyiv in its war against Russia. “We, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Foreign Ministers, call on Germany…
Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania urge Germany to send tanks to Ukraine

The Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania made a joint call to Germany on Saturday to step up its leadership and send its main battle tanks to Ukraine, putting further pressure on Berlin to move faster on aiding Kyiv in its war against Russia.

“We, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Foreign Ministers, call on Germany to provide Leopard tanks to Ukraine now,” Estonia’s Foreign Minister said on Twitter.

Financial Post Top Stories

Sign up to receive the daily top stories from the Financial Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc.

By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or any newsletter. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300

“This is needed to stop Russian aggression, help Ukraine and restore peace in Europe quickly. Germany as the leading European power has special responsibility in this regard.”

The statement came a day after Germany and Western allies reached no decision on whether Berlin would agree to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine or permit other countries that have them to do so.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February last year raised concerns in the small Baltic states – all NATO members that restored their independence after decades of Soviet rule in 1991 – that they could also come under an attack from Moscow.

Russia in recent days has increased shelling of Ukraine’s eastern regions over outside the main front line in Donbas, with Russia’s defense ministry saying on Saturday its offensive in the Zaporizhzhia region had put its army’s units in more advantageous positions.

Germany’s new Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said on Saturday he plans to visit Ukraine “quickly,” adding that Berlin is in “close dialog” on the issue of tanks with the United States and other international partners. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

Read More

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts
Zelenskiy, IMF managing director discuss Ukraine’s ‘post-war reconstruction’
Read More

Zelenskiy, IMF managing director discuss Ukraine’s ‘post-war reconstruction’

Author of the article: WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday he spoke with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva about Ukraine’s financial stability and the country’s post-war reconstruction. “Discussed with IMF Managing Director Georgieva the issue of ensuring Ukraine’s financial stability & preparations for post-war reconstruction. We have clear plans for now, as…
Morgan Stanley to boost stake in China brokerage to 94%
Read More

Morgan Stanley to boost stake in China brokerage to 94%

Author of the article: HONG KONG — Morgan Stanley is set to increase its stake in its brokerage joint venture in China by 4.06% to 94%, an exchange filing showed on Wednesday, putting it on track to take full ownership of the business. The U.S. bank will inject 698 million yuan ($110 million) to boost…
Australian Prime Minister Sets Holiday for Queen; Says Not the Time to Discuss Republic Push
Read More

Australian Prime Minister Sets Holiday for Queen; Says Not the Time to Discuss Republic Push

Australia will get a one-time national public holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II, as her death revives a decades-long debate over whether the country should become a republic. Author of the article: Bloomberg News Emma O'Brien SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: An image of the late Queen Elizabeth II is projected onto the sails of…
Rivian shares tumble below IPO price
Read More

Rivian shares tumble below IPO price

Author of the article: Shares of Rivian Automotive Inc fell below their IPO price of $78 for the first time on Thursday, alongside a broader selloff in electric vehicle stocks. Rivian’s shares, which were up during premarket hours, fell as much as 16.5% to $75.13. The drop also comes a day after one of Rivian’s…