The new Commissioner of the German Parliament for the Affairs of the Bundeswehr Hans-Peter Bartels believes that the armed forces of Germany insufficiently armed For the performance of tasks within NATO.
about this he said in an interview to the newspaper que Welt published on the first day of the week, June 22.
According to policy, To participate in the first exercises of the rapid reaction force NATO conducted within Poland, equipping literally had to " scrape from around the Bundeswehr ". Looking back at the growing tensions between NATO and Russia in light of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Bartels said that "due to dramatic changes in the situation in the sphere of security" ought to significantly change the circumstances with the Bundeswehr. For example, he tried to convince to buy For the German army more armored personnel carriers." Were ordered 350 Puma IFV is this too little ", - quotes the expression Bartels Deutsche Welle. In his vision, the head of the Ministry of defense of Germany Ursula von der Leyen " either have to order it separately, armored personnel carriers, or to accept the conclusion about the future use and upgrade a certain number of old Marder IFV ". The Bundeswehr, Bartels added, must also be 100% needs equipped main battle tank Leopard and the Boxer armored II. To solve these problems, he said, ought to increase defense spending. We will add that on June 20 partners of the U.S. in NATO, including Germany, spoke about the concern about the initiative of the capital of the USA to place in the European Union cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear combat the charges. In Berlin feared that Germany in the case of the confrontation between the West and Russia will become a strategic base For American citizens. Along with this, before it was declared that Germany supported the US plans for the deployment of heavy weaponry in the European Union.