One of Vladimir Putin’s top propagandists has called on Russia to drop nuclear weapons on Germany for sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
German politicians have spent weeks debating whether or not to send their powerful machines to the front lines, but today they confirmed that this would be a turning point for Kiev.
At least 14 of the armored vehicles will be delivered, marking the first time German tanks have been used on a battlefield in Europe since World War II.
The news, as expected, was not well received in Russia, prompting an irate TV pundit to demand that the Bundestag – Germany’s parliament – be reduced to radioactive ash.
Yevgeny Satanovsky, president of the Moscow Middle East Institute, told Waldman-LINE that Germany is now a valid military target and nuclear missiles should be deployed in response.
“Germany is supplying leopards to Kiev,” he said.
German tanks with crosses on their armor will again march through Ukraine to attack Russian soldiers.
“I have a natural reaction to this: the Soviet Union bombed Berlin in 1941.
“And that to me is a signal that the Reichstag or Bundestag, which is now replacing the Reichstag, simply cannot exist anymore.
“Shallow, slightly radioactive, molten ground [will remain in its place].’
Vladimir Solovyov, Putin’s favorite propagandist, meanwhile, raged similarly, saying that this was proof that Germany had joined the war and comparing it to the previous world war.
German tanks appear [in Ukraine] will certainly mean that we consider German territory, military bases and other locations as legitimate targets,” he said.
“NATO wants to fight in this smart way, pretend not to fight. In your dreams! ‘In your dreams!
And German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius will go down in history as the idiot who turned Germany into a zone of instant destruction.
And also Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Secretary of State Annalena Baerbock.
The German people will know which new Nazi leaders they have called up and brought to power.
“That’s my subjective opinion,” he said, before denying that Russia was “the aggressor” in a war started by Putin.
Several countries, including Britain, have already agreed to send Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine.
But the speed and ease of use of the Leopard-2 have made it a more attractive option for Kiev.
They are powered by a diesel engine, which is relatively easy to refuel and gives the vehicle a range of around 340 kilometres.
The tanks also use standardized 120mm NATO ammunition, which would give Ukraine access to a larger pool of suppliers than current tanks, which require 125mm ammunition.
Despite their weight of 55 tons, Leopard 2 tanks can reach a top speed of about 70 kilometers per hour. Most of them are currently based in Europe, which also makes their deployment much easier.