‘Pathetic!’: Ex-Nato chief criticises Germany for failing to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as backlash grows
Germany’s refusal to send tanks to Ukraine is ‘pathetic’ and threatens its ‘credibility as an ally’, a British former Nato chief warned last night.
General Sir Richard Shirreff told The Mail on Sunday that Berlin was ‘ducking its responsibility’ to help defeat Vladimir Putin’s army, as he compared the despotic Russian leader to Adolf Hitler.
‘Germany’s behaviour is absolutely calling into question its credibility as a Nato ally,’ he said.
His damning comments heaped further pressure on German chancellor Olaf Scholz, who has refused to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Berlin has also blocked other European…