Germany won't be joining France in sending military instructors to Ukraine

Boris Pistorius
Boris Pistorius

Germany will not be joining France in sending military instructors to Ukraine to train soldiers, said German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, reported Süddeutsche Zeitung.

"The added value ... is disproportionate to the risk and the effort that would have to be put in, and that's why it's not an option for us," Pistorius said.

Read also: NATO training personnel in Ukraine will not be escalatory, says Estonian PM

During bilateral negotiations with the French government the day before, he stated that he did not get the impression that Paris had already decided that French instructors would conduct training on Ukrainian territory.

"But even if it were so, it would still be France's decision," he said.

"No one has yet been able to explain the big advantage, the added value of conducting exercises on Ukrainian territory."

Discussions about Ukraine's right to strike on Russian territory should not be held publicly, Pistorius said earlier.

Read also: Discussions on deployment of NATO troops in Ukraine should be stopped – Pistorius

"In the interests of military tactics and strategy, it must be clear that there is no public debate about what is possible, what is allowed, and what we want or would like to see or not," he said.

Read also: Macron to unveil plan for French military instructors in Ukraine during Zelenskyy’s Normandy visit

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Read the original article on The New Voice of Ukraine