Russian president Vladimir Putin is calling out western states who have pledged equipment and supplies to Ukraine.
In a speech yesterday, Putin reflected on the 80 year anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad. Many historians consider Stalingrad to be a major turning point in World War two because it stopped the Germans from advancing into the Soviet Union. And now a growing number of countries, including Germany, are equipping Ukraine with resources to defeat Russia.
Last week, Berlin changed its stance on supplying modern armor to Kiev, pledging to deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks. Washington pledged to send 31 Abrams tanks, but doesn’t expect to deliver them until late 2023 at the earliest. Moscow has repeatedly urged the west to stop “pumping” Ukraine with modern weaponry, warning that the ongoing military aid would merely prolong the hostilities and inflict more suffering on everyday Ukrainians.