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Scholz chides EU nations: Most falling short in supporting Ukraine

Scholz chides EU nations: Most falling short in supporting Ukraine Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Most European Union countries provide insufficient aid to Ukraine, which is in a state of war with Russia, according to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

"Most EU countries aren't doing enough to support Ukraine as it fights the war with Russia. In many capitals the question has to be asked: are we actually doing enough. The answer in most cases can only be no," said Scholz during a press briefing after today's European Council summit.

He added that Germany, being a key European ally to Ukraine in terms of military assistance, cannot provide it alone.

Aid to Ukraine from Germany

Germany has been one of Ukraine's main allies since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion. It has already supplied Patriot air defense missile systems, IRIS-T missiles, Leopard 2 tanks, Marder infantry fighting vehicles, and various other equipment to the Ukrainian military.

For the year 2024, Germany allocated 8 billion euros in assistance to Ukraine in its war against Russia.

Yesterday, on January 31, Scholz, in his address to the Bundestag, called on European countries to increase assistance to Ukraine.

Also yesterday, Germany delivered a new package of military aid to Ukraine, including anti-aircraft missiles, all-terrain vehicles, and armored personnel carriers.