The German Parliament approves the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion

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BERLIN, 28 Apr. (DPA/PE) –

The German Parliament approved this Thursday a joint motion on the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, which began on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The motion, presented jointly by the Government and the opposition, has received the support of 586 parliamentarians, while one hundred have voted against and seven have abstained, according to the German news agency DPA.

Thus, the deputies have asked the Executive to “continue and, as far as possible, accelerate the delivery of the necessary equipment to Ukraine, also expanding the delivery to include heavy weapons and complex systems.”

The document also states that Germany’s defensive capacity within the framework of NATO should not be jeopardized in the process, while the Government has also received explicit support for all the measures adopted so far, including sanctions against Russia. , aid in war crimes investigations and the expansion of German infrastructure to stop relying on Russian energy supplies.

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“The German Bundestag strongly condemns Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine. In this way, Russia flagrantly violates International and Humanitarian Law and attempts to permanently destroy the European peace order,” the motion approved by Parliament stresses. German.

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