Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock assures Ukraine of further military aid, with a view to the ongoing counter-offensive, she does not rule out the delivery of Western-style main battle tanks. When asked in Kyiv whether Germany was prepared to also supply battle tanks to Ukraine, the minister said: "As the situation on the ground changes, we keep looking at our support and will discuss further steps together with our partners ." At a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Baerbock emphasized: "I know that time is of the essence." She adds: "The next few weeks and months will be crucial."
Baerbock has also called for the complete Russian withdrawal from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant site in Ukraine. By occupying the nuclear power plant, Russian President Vladimir Putin is exposing the entire region to the danger of a nuclear incident, the Green politician said on Saturday. "He turns a nuclear power plant into a pawn of war in a war zone," she emphasized, and demanded: "Russia must end this game with fire immediately."