German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius once again stated that the European Union will not be able to supply Ukraine with a million shells by spring 2024, but assured that "the situation will improve." These words were said in an interview with journalists of the German ZDF.
The German Defense Minister said that he "always knew that the figure of 1 million ammunition was unlikely to be reached."
"This figure created expectations that were ultimately not met. One million is not so easy to achieve for a defense industry that has transitioned from peacetime," Pistorius said.
At the same time, he promised to improve the situation with ammunition for Ukraine in the near future.
"You can be sure that the situation will improve in the coming months. Germany alone will provide almost 200,000 rounds of ammunition. But everything takes time, and this is not a matter of political decisions or financial resources," the head of the German Defense Ministry emphasized.
Pistorius also commented on the criticism of insufficient and slow supply of weapons and said that Germany is not an ally of Ukraine.
"We are doing what we can. The same goes for almost all other allies and partners. First of all, we are not an ally of Ukraine. We are not in the same alliance," Pistorius said.