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German Defense Minister Resigns as Allies Press for More Arms to Ukraine

HeadlineJan 17, 2023

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has resigned amid mounting criticism from some NATO members over the pace of Germany’s aid to Ukraine. On Monday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz toured a German weapons factory, promising to appoint a new defense minister soon.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz: “What is important is that when we set about the future of our country, we know that Germany needs a strong military and an efficient defense industry.”

Last year, the German chancellor pledged to spend over $100 billion to expand Germany’s military.

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