Germany, France, and Poland vow to jointly buy weapons for Ukraine

The leaders of Germany, France, and Poland convened in Berlin in the framework of the Weimar Triangle format to deliberate on bolstering support for Ukraine in its defence against Russian aggression.

After the summit, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk unveiled intentions to augment military aid to Kyiv, leveraging frozen Russian assets to fund the procurement of weaponry. The trio of leaders highlighted their common ground, tactfully sidestepping the most contentious issues.

Olaf Scholz referred to this somewhat improvised Weimar Triangle meeting as a „symbol of unity” among three nations that „have consistently demonstrated their commitment” to ensuring „Ukraine’s capability to effectively fend off Russian aggression„. Although he expressed his satisfaction that Paris, Warsaw, and Berlin are on the same page on the Ukraine dossier, he emphasised that „we [ourselves] are not in conflict with Russia„.

Emmanuel Macron reiterated his resolve to endorse the Ukrainian side of the conflict.  „We will undertake whatever measures are necessary, for as long as necessary, to prevent Russia from prevailing in its conflict with Ukraine” – he stressed.

The Polish PM welcomed the unified stance of the three nations, affirming that „speculations regarding divergences among European capitals on critical matters were exaggerated.” He disclosed plans for the next summit of the three leaders, scheduled for early summer in Warsaw.


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Author: Sébastien Meuwissen


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