French politician Filippo described the supply of tanks to Ukraine as a step towards the Third World War
MOSCOW, January 26 – RIA Novosti. The West is provoking the Third World War, declaration Florian Filippo, French politician and former MEP. Therefore, he interpreted reports that the American Abrams and German Leopard tanks were delivered to Ukraine.
The former parliamentarian has repeatedly criticized Western countries for financial support to Ukraine and the supply of military equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, prolonging the conflict in the Eastern European country.
The US has previously confirmed that it has sent 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, they will form a tank battalion. The German government also announced the transfer of Leopard2 tanks. It is planned to create two tank battalions, at the first stage a company of 14 Leopard2 A6 types will be provided from the Bundeswehr reserves. It is also planned to organize the training of the Ukrainian army in Germany. The new aid package will also include logistics, ammunition and system maintenance.
Russia had previously sent a note to NATO countries for arms supplies to Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that any cargo containing weapons for Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. The Foreign Ministry stated that NATO countries were “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that pumping weapons into Ukraine from the West did not contribute to the success of the Russia-Ukraine negotiations and would have a negative impact.
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