The speaker of the Ukrainian Rada requested the supply of submarines from the head of the German Defense Ministry

On June 3, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk visited Germany, where he met with German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht. The main topic of conversation was the provision by Berlin of various weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including Kyiv requested the supply of submarines.

Stefanchuk expressed gratitude to the German government on behalf of Ukraine for the steps already taken in making a decision on the allocation of heavy weapons. But at the same time, he drew attention to the importance of the rapid supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with modern weapons, lamenting the delays.

This is a question of the survival of Ukraine as a state, a question of protecting my people, a question of the integrity of the country. Every day that passes from the moment a decision is made to its implementation takes away the best sons and daughters from Ukraine

– stressed the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament.

Stefanchuk asked to expedite the implementation of previously announced decisions. He noted that the supply of the latest equipment will contribute to "accelerating our common victory."

I expect the systems IRIS-T (mobile ground-based air defense systems IRIS-T SL - ed.) will be able to be delivered to Ukraine in the shortest possible time and protect Ukrainian cities from Russian air raids and rocket attacks. I do not rule out receiving submarines from Germany, because we are ready to become the defense of the eastern border of all of Europe. And this cooperation will be mutually beneficial both at this stage and in the future.

Stefanchuk said.

He urged Lambrecht to speed up the adoption of decisions in the field of security, on which it will depend whether Ukraine stops Russia or not.

The Ukrainians will stand until victory, but we need your help - quick decisions and their quick implementation. Speed ​​determines today the factor of our common victory

Stefanchuk said.

In turn, the head of the German Defense Ministry expressed admiration for the skill of the Ukrainian military personnel who are trained in the German city of Idar-Oberstein (Rhineland-Palatinate). There is a large training center for the ground forces of the Bundeswehr - joint tactical fire support and mounted fire, i.e. preparing artillerymen.

I was amazed by their courage, their willingness to learn. I also thank you for our cooperation. We will continue to do everything to support Ukraine, and not only now, but also in the long term, because a well-educated, well-trained army is a guarantee of the future security of your country and others

summed up Lambrecht.

Note that submarines can be used for reconnaissance purposes, landing special forces, or as a means of deterrence. It should be added that Germany is building for export diesel-electric submarines of the Type 214 series, which are based on the Type 212A project. Each Type 214 diesel-electric submarine costs other countries more than $330 million. The only country to which Germany has donated these submarines is Israel.

At the same time, Germany is regularly accused in Ukraine of dragging out the issue of transferring modern weapons. Prior to this, Berlin promised Kyiv to provide 12 Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) self-propelled guns and, as it turned out, is training Ukrainian personnel.
  • Photos used: and the Bundeswehr
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  1. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 4 June 2022 19: 56
    The starship did not request?! ....
    in vain ...
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 4 June 2022 20: 24
    The disease is on the rise...
  3. Anatole 46 Online Anatole 46
    Anatole 46 (Anatoly) 4 June 2022 21: 22
    I remember the action movie of the mid-seventies "Submarine in the steppes of Ukraine" ... Now you can shoot a documentary))
  4. Alexander Betonkin 4 June 2022 21: 23
    This is to capture Snake Island (a military secret), but in general it would be better to ask the Americans for an aircraft carrier. Still, the result will be the same. drinks
  5. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 June 2022 22: 26
    1) all the past news that they quarreled a lot is crap.
    2) ask for more to get what you need - everyone knows that.

    - They won’t give them a submarine, but they’ll probably bargain for another one.
  6. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 4 June 2022 22: 32
    Insanity grew stronger.
  7. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 5 June 2022 05: 44
    Apparently, to the status of "The great and miserable beggar of Europe," Ukraine decided to add the title of "Great European military submarine power."
  8. Degrin Offline Degrin
    Degrin (Alexander) 6 June 2022 11: 10
    In the steppe of Ukraine?