The German representative on the supervisory board of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has blocked the delivery of anti-drone jamming guns to Ukraine which were already paid for by Kiev.
The shipment of these anti-drone mitigation systems was being procured from Lithuania, according to Ukrainian newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnia.
German officials are cited as explaining to Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk, as “such weapons could potentially provoke further military escalation on the demarcation line (between Russian and Ukrainian forces) and lead to larger clashes.”
He noted that these are the main arguments that have been used in recent years to justify Berlin’s refusal to provide Ukraine with weapons in order to strengthen its defense capability.
The Ukrainian side raised this issue of blocking the purchased weapons even during the last visit of ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Kiev, but the problem was not solved.