I look at this from a different angle. Probably because I live directly below Germany on a map. [Rim shot!]

I see this as another example of Germany not wanting to get involved in the Ukraine war, but buckling under US/UK pressure to "do something." So they do "something" but what they do is just a half-step above useless.

Germany is totally dependent on Russian gas (55% of all gas in Germany comes from Russia). Germany has spent years (decades) and billions getting Nordstream II finished. So what - exactly - is the benefit to Germany to support Ukraine in this fight, compared to the costs?

Prior to the war, Germany didn't want Ukraine in NATO or the EU. Being in a war precludes Ukraine from joining, so now it is a moot point, but being in a war with Russia doesn't make Ukraine more attractive to Germany or the EU.

To my mind, it ONLY makes sense that Ukraine would be more attractive to NATO now if the pre-war fears of Russia were true, namely that NATO is an aggressive group bent on destroying Russia.

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US expatriate living in the EU; seeing the world from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Jack Albrecht

Jack Albrecht

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US expatriate living in the EU; seeing the world from both sides of the Atlantic.