German Defense Minister: I understand the frustration of the crews who will have to part with the Leopard 2A6 tanks to be sent to Ukraine

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German Defense Minister: I understand the frustration of the crews who will have to part with the Leopard 2A6 tanks to be sent to Ukraine

Berlin's decision to transfer tanks APU from the active army caused discontent among the German military. Against this background, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius visited the 203rd Tank Battalion of the Lipperland Brigade, from where 14 Leopard 2A6s were seized for the needs of the Kyiv regime.

As indicated on the website of the German military department, the minister strove for a direct and frank conversation with the troops.



Of course, their heart bleeds at the thought that they will have to part with these tanks, but they understand the need for this. They handled it professionally

- Pistorius said, indicating in a conversation with the crews that he understands their frustration at the significant decrease in opportunities for training and education.

The transfer of tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine was a blow to us. Hopefully we will get replacements in the future. Now, when training, we are forced to use simulators

- said one of the sergeants, crew members of one of the tanks transferred to Kyiv.

Notably, the majority of the 203-troop 550rd Tank Battalion forms the core of NATO's multinational combat force in Lithuania. By depriving this unit of armored vehicles, the German authorities thereby weaken the military presence of the alliance in the Baltic States, which is still considered in the West as a priority target for the Russian offensive.
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  1. +3
    February 6 2023
    I understand the disappointment of the crews who will have to part with the Leopard 2A6 tanks to be sent to Ukraine
    Yes, from tankers to infantry, I would do it myself. request
    1. +3
      February 6 2023
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      I understand the frustration of the crews who will have to part with the Leopard 2A6 tanks to be sent to Ukraine. Now we are forced to use simulators for training.

      Give your wife to your uncle, and go yourself ..... to Scholz! Yes
    2. 0
      February 7 2023
      From tankers to infantry, this is not the worst option!
      Taking into account the neighboring "hyena of Europe", which has its own views of the German territories, the Germans' affairs, let's say "seams"!
      The Germans are being "degreased" (a bunch of "hard-working migrants with many children", the transfer of weapons to dill, a dying industry - "thank you" to SHA), there are a lot of Amer's bases in Germany, Poland is arming "to the teeth" and dreams of becoming a "navel", well, if not the world, then Europe for sure ... I suppose that having accumulated strength with the help of the SHA, the Psheks will be drawn to make war with Germany, and the Amer warriors (occupiers from World War II) on the territory of Germany will help them!
      So there is something to think about for the "dull liver sausage" ...
  2. +13
    February 6 2023
    Yes, it seems, on the contrary, the crews should rejoice that they are not sent along with them ...
    1. 0
      February 6 2023
      For now, we'll see. Yes, and the crew of a tank without a tank can go to civilian life.
  3. +2
    February 6 2023
    will remain ruthless.... crying wassat......
  4. 0
    February 6 2023
    And when the videos of burning Leopards start coming in, these crews will commit mass suicide wink
    1. +7
      February 6 2023
      And when the videos of burning Leopards start coming in, these crews will commit mass suicide

  5. +4
    February 6 2023
    I understand the joy of the crews who will not have to go with Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine. And then back, sealed in zinc.
  6. 0
    February 6 2023
    New ones will be made. The German industrial machine spins up. And not only German. Stirred a hornet's nest
    1. 0
      February 6 2023
      Quote: kaufman
      New ones will be made. The German industrial machine spins up. And not only German. Stirred a hornet's nest


      So far, apart from statements from Rheinmetall, no increase in production has followed.
      1. +1
        February 6 2023
        Quote: Carat
        So far, apart from statements from Rheinmetall, no increase in production has followed.


        The Leopard-2 main battle tank and the Puma infantry fighting vehicle are produced by the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann concern in active cooperation with the Rheinmetall Landzusteme company. The head enterprise for the production of tanks "Leopard-2" of various modifications is the plant of the concern "Krauss-Maffei Wegmann" in Munich.
  7. +1
    February 6 2023
    Still, a lot of them are still unfinished. It is necessary to invite environmentalists from the Soros Foundation to explain that tanks are even more environmentally unfriendly than German nuclear power plants! Unlike American nuclear power plants and American tanks...
  8. +3
    February 6 2023
    Berlin's decision to transfer tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the active army caused discontent among the German military.
    As if they were torn from the heart, they took away their favorite toy and gave it to another boy ..
  9. +8
    February 6 2023
    An interesting trend is that Nemura has fewer and fewer tanks and heavy equipment, and the Poles are buying brigade kits. So very soon the Bundeswehr will find itself in a strange position, when the neighboring army is noticeably cooler than it .. Knowing the Poles, one can easily predict their behavior in such situations ..
    1. -1
      February 6 2023
      Quote: paul3390
      Knowing the Poles, one can easily predict their behavior in such situations ..


      Of course, this would be a joy for us, but the Poles will not turn against the Germans.
      1. +2
        February 6 2023
        I wouldn't hesitate. These ghouls are still those rare scumbags, besides, the Polish ambition is very eager to get even for past humiliations from the Wehrmacht .. Yes, and the declared one and a half trillion is somehow more convenient to shake if you have several times more armored vehicles ..
        1. 0
          February 7 2023
          It is clear that the Germans were broken on the knee and the tanks are not the main thing here.
          I'm afraid or I'm not afraid, it's hard to say, but it seems that the fighting spirit and craving for war were knocked out of the Germans.
          Although the Poles do not turn up memory, you understand, she whispers - remember the past, fight for anyone, serve anyone.
      2. +1
        February 6 2023
        Quote: Carat
        Of course, this would be a joy for us, but the Poles will not turn against the Germans.

        Already stuck. You know, reparations are demanded from a defeated and safe country. And their non-payment is quite a casus belli
  10. +1
    February 6 2023
    If the German crew loves their armored "cat" so much, then they can paint it red and write Chubais on the sides and go to Ukraine. Hot Russian hospitality is guaranteed, you don't even need to apply crosses.
  11. +1
    February 6 2023
    their heart bleeds at the thought that they will have to part with these tanks
    Not by the time the Minister of Defense hit the lyrics. Perhaps "the heart will begin to bleed" when the German instructors suffer the first losses, but there is no doubt that they will be in Ukraine even when the "Leopards" start to burn. And then the excuses of a crazy German
    The transfer of tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine was a blow to us
    So "unexpected" and so untimely for German understanding? Is it normal to send your tanks against Russian soldiers again?
  12. +1
    February 6 2023
    The lafa with a business trip to the Baltic states is over!
    You'll have to retrain in the infantry, or even for demobilization :)
    1. +1
      February 6 2023
      Yes, rather the opposite, they felt relieved that they would not go along the new Drang nah Osten together with their cats. They will be engaged on foot in the tank. There, the Tribaltic flyers are not sad, they put papier-mâché wings on their hands - and wow, they fly somehow.
  13. 0
    February 6 2023
    Maybe you don't have to. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are generously paying off mercenaries with American money. Something is hard to believe in the success of this tank biathlon ...............
  14. 0
    February 6 2023
    They removed from the news "and transfer to Leopard 1, and when the Americans are forced to transfer them to Ukraine (having promised to transfer their M60s, German tankers will be retrained as infantry."
    1. 0
      February 6 2023
      German tankers will master the Panther KF51
  15. TIR
    -1
    February 6 2023
    So I understand the simulator will be an ordinary cart? In which a driver will be harnessed instead of a donkey, the gunner will aim enemies with a stick, the loader will throw a wooden block instead of a projectile, and the commander, lying on the straw, will spit into the clouds a la Papandopulo. Life is good!
    1. +1
      February 6 2023
      So I understand the simulator will be an ordinary cart?

      Uh-huh .. The Wehrmacht in the late 20s and early 30s also conducted tank exercises with plywood mock-ups on cars. And all - then neighing like horses. And just 10 years later - somehow they stopped ..
      1. 0
        February 6 2023
        If they were, no one knew about them. And they couldn't cry.
        10 minutes of a movie without sound, maximum, a comedy and a cartoon in a newspaper, could be.
  16. VB
    0
    February 6 2023
    Don't worry, go along with your tanks and grab the Scholz. Fertilizers for the earth and scrap metal for metallurgy are needed.
  17. fiv
    0
    February 6 2023
    Soon explosive plowing and application of organic fertilizers again at the Yavoriv landfill
  18. +2
    February 6 2023
    The Teftons, Bismarck and the Fuhrers are spinning in their graves - they turned a great warlike nation into a trained poodle without sexual characteristics .....
  19. 0
    February 6 2023
    "We'll have to train on simulators."
    Yes, the whole Baltic region does this. A cart and two harnessed Estonians. Kick in the left buttock - turn to the right. Charged in the right ear - turn the tower to the left. Log on the head - shot
  20. 0
    February 6 2023
    What a disappointment there - they are glad that they do not need to go to the Donbass in these tanks!
  21. -1
    February 6 2023
    What an imperceptible substitution of the thesis ... it seems like there are only idiots around :))
    If you hadn't said this, then there would still be doubts ... and so - zero doubts that the racially German Reichspanzertruppezoldaten will drive tanks with crosses! laughing

    - Who are you?
    - I'm not a German tanker! laughing
  22. ASM
    0
    February 6 2023
    And where are the crews, in reserve? Then it is clear why they are crying.
  23. 0
    February 7 2023
    Maybe they were upset not by parting with military vehicles, but in connection with the upcoming business trip on these vehicles.
  24. 0
    February 7 2023
    Probably crossed; others will die in them on the Eastern Front, just like 80 years before.

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