Due to tense relations between NATO and Russia land forces of Germany no longer wish to decommission weapons, learned correspondents of the German television channel.
there correspondents turned out to be a document generated by the army command of Germany on July 24. It is reported that " from now on in the future Until further orders will not be charged suitable for the use of military assets ".
It is noted that the land forces of the Bundeswehr have the necessary weapons and equipment only 70% of what the new inspector General Joerg Vollmer wants to fight. Until then, as long as all the parts don't get new weapons, dispose of or sell will not be worn.
according to ARD, the story is about " weapons systems, vehicles, weapons, technical equipment, which have the ability to require the army to execute tasks ". Such order is due to " the situation in the field of security policy in the European Union ".
"Mean again became strained relations between Russia and NATO," says ARD.
first it was claimed that the Ministry of defence of Germany will increase the number of battle-ready tanks Leopard-2, upgrade. For the Bundeswehr wants to pay twenty-two million euros.
NATO allies amid disagreements with Russia on Ukraine adopted a number of measures to increase military activities in the European Union, including the strengthening of rapid response forces, the growth of U.S. troops on the continent, the dramatic expansion of the program of exercises and patrols, as well as the growth of military spending. The chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov, for his part, said that the allegations in the Russian aggressive politics have become the pretext for the North Atlantic Commonwealth, so that he could strengthen their activities.