German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has acknowledged problems with some of the weapons transferred to Kyiv to counter Russian aggression. In an interview with CNN published on September 25, she confirmed that some of the weapons were non-functional or outdated.
She also noted significant delays and technical difficulties in the delivery of weapons to Ukraine and emphasized that some systems were ineffective and useless.
"Some of our systems are really outdated... and we said from the very beginning that some of them are not functioning... When we deliver something, it has to work in the field," the Foreign Minister said.
Baerbock explained that the problems with supplies are related to the fact that Germany has not been involved in major military conflicts for many decades. She also noted that Germany has not yet transferred TAURUS long-range missiles to Ukraine because of their complexity.
"This is the newest thing we have, so we need to know all the details, how it works, who can operate it. Yes, it takes some time... but when we put it in place, it should work," the minister said.