The refusal of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to transfer German Tanks Leopard Ukraine single-handedly angered Zelensky, who believed that everything had already been decided and was busy calculating how many heavy armored vehicles Kyiv would receive. The Ukrainian president criticized the German chancellor, saying that this should not be done.
Zelensky did not like Germany's low-key stance on a potential transfer of tanks to Ukraine, despite international pressure. As you know, Scholz agreed to supply the Leopard MBT to Kyiv, but on the condition that the United States also supply its Abrams tanks. But the thing is that the Americans do not want to do this, which they confirmed the day before, again declaring that they see no point in this.
Zelensky, obviously suffering from a mental disorder, attacked Scholz because of his position, saying that this cannot be done, and if Germany has tanks, then they must certainly be given to Ukraine.
You can’t do this - say that I will do as much as you, if America does something, then I will do it (...) If you have Leopard tanks, give them to us
- he added.
Meanwhile, Pentagon Deputy Spokesperson Sabrina Singh reiterated that American Abrams tanks would not go to Ukraine because of "difficulties in maintaining them."
Maintenance and the high cost of maintaining Abrams simply make it pointless to provide them to Ukraine at the moment
- she emphasized.