Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko has demanded the delivery of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and expects a new attack on the Ukrainian capital.

Vitali Klitschko would like more help from the EU. “It will depend crucially on Germany that Leopard 2 tanks are finally delivered. Without this type of tank, it will be difficult to recapture more areas in Ukraine,” Klitschko writes in a guest article for BILD am SONNTAG. Russia is mobilizing more forces, up to 300,000 soldiers could launch another attack on Ukraine. “Kyiv was a target and Kyiv remains a target. We must expect at any time that Vladimir Putin will order a new attack on my city.”

The goal of the Russian army was to bring a dark Christmas, a dark New Year, and a dark future to Ukraine, Klitschko said. “But, as always in this war, they miscalculated! We are stronger, also thanks to Germany: The German missile defense system Iris-T helps like nothing else to ensure that our civil infrastructure is not completely destroyed, but that we have been able to renew it again and again.”

Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) has shown himself open to further support measures for Ukraine. “We must do everything to ensure that Ukraine’s staying power remains greater than the maliciousness that emanates from Putin,” Lindner told BILD am SONNTAG. “We are already doing our best. But you have to check every day where more is possible. To this end, we are in close contact with our allies and the government in Kyiv. Where there are still opportunities to put Putin under pressure, we should use them.” According to Lindner, Russia is ruined morally, and increasingly also economically and militarily.