Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov answered the questions of journalists in the capital Moscow.
Peskov, who asked not to “enlarge” the possible tank shipments of some Western countries, especially Germany, to Ukraine , said: “We should not overstate the importance that this type of shipment can change things. Experts are aware of the problems that accompany this type of shipment. All these tanks are in need of both maintenance and repair. needs it.” he said.
Stating that a possible tank shipment to Ukraine will lead to negative consequences, Peskov said, “The results will definitely be negative. As we said before, this type of shipment will not change anything fundamentally, but it will cause problems for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.” used the phrases.
Pointing out that NATO is getting more and more involved in the process in Ukraine, Peskov said:
“We’re seeing the conflict really evolve in an upward spiral. We see that NATO countries are increasingly indirectly and sometimes directly involved in this conflict. We hear statements showing that this participation continues to increase.”
The most important topic of the Ukraine contact group, which will meet at the US Ramstein airbase in Germany, will be the sending of Leopard tanks to Ukraine.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz refrained from committing to the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
Poland and Finland, on the other hand, announced that they are ready to deliver Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.