Scholz climbed onto the Gepard ZSU during a meeting with the Ukrainian military

German anti-aircraft self-propelled unit Gepard. Archive photo

The Chancellor of Germany is Olaf Scholz, who on Thursday called for a military base in Schleswig-Holstein, where Ukrainian troops are trained in anti-aircraft self-propelled Gepard, using ladders climbed ZSU.

The Chancellor met with the military and visited the Gepard on the outside and inside by using the stepladder, he climbed the ZSU and through the hatch and went down into the cabin. During the descent from Gepard Scholz did not use the stairs, which is still installed nearby, he came down to earth, using a little help from attendants.

Scholz said that Germany would continue to “support” the Ukrainian troops “with our financial capacity, as well as weapons that we can provide from Germany”.

Further, the Chancellor reiterated his earlier repeatedly announced by the government of Germany imminent transfer to Kiev anti-aircraft Gepard self-propelled guns, howitzers air defense system Iris-T with the special radar. The defense system of the Iris-T will be supplied to Ukraine in the coming weeks, said earlier reporters in Berlin informed the German foreign Minister Annalena of Berbak. According to Scholz, Germany has put Ukraine “is one of the most effective heavy weapons”.

Russia had previously sent to NATO note due to supply arms to Ukraine. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any goods that contain weapons to Ukraine will become a legitimate target for Russia. The foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation stated that NATO countries “playing with fire” supplying arms to Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov noted that the pumping arms of Ukraine from the West contributes to the success of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative effect.