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German Delivery Of Heavy Weapons To Ukraine Allowed Under International Law: Justice Minister

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Apr 18, 2013
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The German justice minister says the delivery of tanks and other heavy weaponry to Ukraine would not -- by international law -- constitute his country’s entry into the war against Russia. Justice Minister Marco Buschmann told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper in an interview published on April 16 that international law does not label the delivery of weapons as an entry into war. Therefore, if Ukraine “exercises its legitimate right of self-defense, supporting it by supplying weapons cannot lead to becoming a party to the war," said Buschmann. The published comments come a day after the German government said it plans to release more than 1 billion euros ($1.08 billion) in military aid to Ukraine following complaints by Kyiv that it is not receiving heavy weapons from Berlin. A government spokeswoman told AFP that Berlin has decided to raise its international aid globally in the defense sector to 2 billion euros -- with “the largest part being planned in the form of military aid in favor of Ukraine.” The funds for Ukraine are to be used for Kyiv to make military purchases, German officials said.

Berlin needs to significantly up its game.

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