Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob said that by the end of the summer he expects to conclude an agreement with Germany on the transfer of Soviet-style weapons to Ukraine.
“As for the circular exchange of weapons, this process, unfortunately, dragged on due to the change of government in our country. But we resolutely took up this task and have already handed over some tanks to Ukraine. For us, these conversations are not forbidden. Even vice versa. We will speed up this process”, – Golob said at a press conference in Berlin on Tuesday.
The arms exchange agreement between Germany and Slovenia became known at the end of April. According to it, Slovenia was supposed to provide Ukraine with Soviet-made T-72 tanks, and receive more modern German military equipment.
But later, the party of the then Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Jansa, lost the elections and the agreement was not publicly mentioned. A few weeks later, a new government headed by Robert Golob was formed.
In May, Spiegel wrote that Germany had not been able to promise Slovenia the modern technology it was asking for – in particular Leopard tanks, while offering Fuchs armored personnel carriers. But Ljubljana did not agree to such conditions.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich