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Weapons supplies to Kiev may drag Berlin into conflict, German lawmaker warns

Bundestag member Sahra Wagenknecht also stressed that Kiev’s plans to launch an offensive on Crimea were unrealistic

BERLIN, January 26. /TASS/. Weapons supplies to Kiev are dragging Germany into the Ukrainian conflict, Bundestag member Sahra Wagenknecht told the Phoenix TV channel on Thursday.

"I think that it’s highly dangerous and I’m concerned that such decisions will increasingly escalate the <...> conflict. You won’t end [it] by sending more and more weapons," she noted, commenting on Berlin's decision to provide Leopard 2 tanks to Kiev.

Wagenknecht added that the German authorities were getting "deeper and deeper involved" in the conflict in Ukraine. "It is a completely wrong response in the current situation," she said.

In her view, the situation in the zone of the Ukrainian conflict was at an impasse. Wagenknecht also said that Kiev’s plans to launch an offensive on Crimea were unrealistic.

The German government confirmed on Wednesday that it would send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and would also give re-export permission to other countries. The tanks will be delivered to Ukraine "before the end of March," German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said, according to the Focus Online media outlet.