Bundestag votes by a large majority to deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine — RT DE

28 Apr 2022 11:14 am

The Bundestag voted Thursday with a joint motion by the Union and the ruling traffic light parties for the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine. With a large majority of 586 votes, the deputies called on the federal government to “continue and, where possible, accelerate the delivery of necessary equipment to Ukraine”.

Germany’s ability to defend the alliance should not be jeopardized. 100 MPs voted no, 7 abstained.

The federal government also received explicit backing for all the steps taken so far, including sanctions against Russia, help with war crimes investigations and the restructuring of Germany’s infrastructure to no longer be dependent on Russian energy supplies. The application states:

“The German Bundestag condemns Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. Russia is blatantly breaking international and humanitarian law and is trying to permanently destroy the European peace order.”

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