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German defence minister Christine Lambrecht quits after series of blunders | The Guardian |

Scholz is said to favour Lars Klingbeil, the leader of the Social Democrats - Scholz's own party - who comes from a military family, though the pressure he will be under to choose a woman makes this less likely.

Scholz is under pressure to make another significant step forward in German military aid to Ukraine by agreeing to deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks. Earlier this month, Germany agreed to provide 40 Marder armoured personnel carriers and a Patriot air defence missile battery to Kyiv.

Germany has given Ukraine substantial support in recent months, including howitzers, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and the first of four IRIS-T surface-to-air missile systems. But critics, some inside Germany's governing coalition, have long-complained of Scholz's perceived hesitancy to step up aid. Lambrecht was overshadowed on the issue by the chancellor, who made most major announcements.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 06:30:10 PM EST
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Ahh ... a bit of a balance contra warmongers 🙏🏽 ☮️



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 03:37:36 PM EST
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Ah you mean you think he's on Putin's payroll just like Schrödi?
This will be amusing...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 04:42:46 PM EST
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https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/indias-breaking-all-records-for-buying-russian-oil-but-who-i s-the-surprise-buyer/cid/1910044?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Despite sanctions, the US is snapping up refined petroleum products from India made from Russian crude oil...

by Tom2 on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 09:34:45 PM EST
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Boris Pistorius to become Germany's next defense minister | CNBC |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 04:12:39 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 04:13:24 PM EST
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