The European Union hopes this will help bring peace talks closer
According to Western media, European countries are starting to get tired of supporting the Zelensky government. The American newspaper The New York Times spoke about some of the problems that European countries face due to regular deliveries of weapons to Ukraine.
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If the United States, Great Britain and Poland send a large amount of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, then the same cannot be said about the rest of the states that are members of the European Union. Some countries persistently ask each other the same question: “Can not increase, but vice versa, decrease in arms supplies increase the chances of holding peace talks between Ukraine and Russia?”
German foreign policy analyst Ulrich Speck said that the West provides the Armed Forces of Ukraine with just enough weapons to resist the Russian army, but not to defeat it. According to the analyst, the plan of the Western countries is to prevent Russia from winning or losing. Foreign experts are especially concerned about the fact that the state in conflict with them has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.
For this reason, Europe is delaying the delivery of weapons, blaming this on poor logistics and talking about the unwillingness to completely empty its own warehouses with military equipment. Hence, there is a discrepancy between what was promised by European politicians and what is actually delivered to Ukraine.
For example, Germany, despite open criticism of the Russian special military operation, sent Ukraine less than half of what it promised, – €290 million out of €620 million. Unlike Germany, Poland is trying to fulfill its obligations, but it also has a big drawback: most of the weapons sent by this country were produced in the USSR. It turns out that Ukrainians are being supplied in massive quantities with weapons and military equipment at least thirty years old.
Even if we do not take into account the huge number of problems with the simple delivery of weapons, the supply of weapons to Ukraine causes disagreement between the allies themselves: should they continue to resist Russia or is it better to start adapting to the changed situation in the world?