From the beginning of the intense fights, Olaf Scholz refused to send military aid to Ukraine; visit Kyiv; even say that he wants Ukraine to win the war. Facing strict criticism from his European fellows, he agreed to send anti-aircraft tanks for which Ukraine did not ask for. Furthermore, he kept delaying to provide Kyiv with the battle tanks
Late this week, Polish President Duda accused German government of not replacing the Soviet-made over 200 tanks that his government sent to Ukraine with the modern German ones
Criticism for Scholz’s reluctance came from the coalition he rules consisting of his Social Democrats, the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP)
What is behind his reluctance? Why does he keep delaying the delivery to Kyiv?