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New German Defense Minister Pistorius called for a stronger Bundeswehr

New German Defense Minister Pistorius called for a stronger Bundeswehr

The German armed forces (Bundeswehr) need to be strengthened against the background of the conflict in Eastern Europe. This was stated by the newly appointed Minister of Defense of Germany, Boris Pistorius, according to the Reuters news agency.

According to Pistorius, the Bundeswehr should be strengthened to deter a potential enemy. It is also very important to provide military support to Ukraine, including through the material and technical capabilities available to the German army, the head of the German Defense Ministry stressed.

It should be noted that Pistorius delivered his first speech after being appointed Minister of Defense of Germany. Earlier, the country's government approved the resignation of Christina Lambrecht from her post. After that, Pistorius took the oath in the Bundestag and immediately began to perform his official duties. For example, tomorrow the head of the German defense department is to take part in a meeting with NATO defense ministers at the Ramstein air base.

Meanwhile, it is known that the Bundeswehr is currently experiencing a number of rather serious problems. The first of these is the gradual depletion of weapons stocks against the backdrop of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The German military industry in the conditions of the energy crisis has not kept pace with the growing needs of the armed forces.

Secondly, the Bundeswehr, like the armies of other Western states, is facing a shortage of personnel and recruitment problems. Plus, against the backdrop of the Ukrainian conflict, many members of the German armed forces began to terminate contracts. They explain this by the fact that they entered the service in peacetime, when there were no risks associated with the armed conflict in Eastern Europe.
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German Ministry of Defense

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  1. Reader 2013
    Reader 2013 19 January 2023 13: 08
    They would write at least his biography, who is educated, it’s interesting
    1. corrado
      corrado 19 January 2023 13: 12
      It is difficult to revive what has been destroyed since the reunification of the two Germanys.
    2. Grandfather Mozai
      Grandfather Mozai 19 January 2023 13: 23
      I think if he bans the transfer of leopards to EU countries, then we will get to know him better. Kristinka did not want to take on world responsibility for tanks, Boriska, apparently, an option that would not interfere, would like to be wrong.
    3. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 19 January 2023 13: 41
      Quote: Citatelle 2013
      Would write at least his biography, who education, interesting

      recourse Political scientist. A seasoned politician, not a military man.
    4. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 19 January 2023 14: 16
      Quote: Citatelle 2013
      Boris Pistorius

      The military in Germany is over.
      And, judging by the resignation of the previous lady, gynecologists too. Maybe she will work in her specialty?
      And this
      studied political science at the universities of Münster and Osnabrück, studied briefly at the Catholic University of the West
      , and then - "along the party line."
      Also the "heir of the Teutonic spirit" is still such a one.

      And they found a surname ... I’m even embarrassed to imagine what our Sergey Viktorovich can say about this ... feel
  2. voice of reason
    voice of reason 19 January 2023 13: 08
    Three blondes in turn, the Bundeswehr fell apart, fell apart, turned the military into civilians, reduced, optimized. And now they decided that the German army is still needed.
  3. hohohol
    hohohol 19 January 2023 13: 09
    According to Pistorius, the Bundeswehr should be strengthened to deter a potential enemy.

    He is now talking about the Poles.
    1. Simple
      Simple 19 January 2023 13: 26
      By the way, yes. As long as there is a "common enemy". As soon as this fix idea becomes irrelevant for some reason, they will begin to devour each other.
      The struggle for power is an international pastime of politicians. Their adrenaline.
  4. Uprun
    Uprun 19 January 2023 13: 17
    Don't give a damn about your Bundessphere, come on tanks ..... - in the spirit of the Polish pipe, while silent about their Korean tanks .....
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 19 January 2023 13: 26
    New German Defense Minister Pistorius called for a stronger Bundeswehr
    . To call for disarmament is not comme il faut in its place.
  6. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 19 January 2023 14: 27
    Pistorius called for strengthening...
    In the situation that is now being imposed in the West, the most dove-like "dove" will have to turn into a "hawk."
  7. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 19 January 2023 21: 16
    Yeah, first you need to transfer weapons to Ukraine. He apparently did not take into account the experience of his predecessor.