The FDP defense politician Strack-Zimmermann has criticized German military aid to Ukraine as insufficient. The chair of the defense committee accused the federal government of not having a strategy. Germany must finally start to act.

The Chair of the Defense Committee, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, has called on the federal government to plan long-term military aid for Ukraine. “Germany must design a scenario with its partners as to how the support should continue in the coming months,” said the FDP politician in an interview with the editorial network Germany. “Material must be delivered preventatively where bottlenecks are already emerging.”

For this planning, Strack-Zimmermann calls for a “close exchange with the Ukrainian army and NATO partners” and a greater commitment from the Chancellery: “Acting is the order of the day, not always just reacting.” The defense politician criticizes the course in the Chancellery: “Only always Responding to Ukrainian calls for help is not a long-term strategy,” she said. “But we don’t have a strategy. That’s the problem.”