It has been clear for several weeks that the FRG will also deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine. The first Gepard tanks are to be delivered to Ukraine this summer. German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht, for example, said: "We are now working together to ensure that the first 15 Gepards are ready for deployment from mid-July with fully trained crews." But the intervention in the war in Ukraine is not limited to the delivery of weapons. Since the beginning of May, the German armed forces have also been training Ukrainian soldiers, for example in Idar-Oberstein in Rhineland-Palatinate. This training serves to teach the Ukrainian armed forces how to handle the weapons supplied by Germany. Soldiers of the Ukrainian army are currently being trained in the use of the so-called self-propelled howitzers, which are supplied by the FRG.

With this step of training Ukrainian soldiers on German soil, German imperialism is making itself a party to the war. This emerges from a publication of the Scientific Service of the German Bundestag. Thus, in their publication entitled "Rechtsfragen der militärischen Unterstützung der Ukraine durch NATO-Staaten zwischen Neutralität und Konfliktteilnahme" (Legal questions of military support to Ukraine by NATO states between neutrality and participation in the conflict), they write: "In the case of support on the basis of non-belligerency, the extent of arms deliveries, but also the question of whether these are "offensive" or "defensive" weapons, remains legally irrelevant. Only if, in addition to the supply of weapons, the instruction of the party to the conflict or training in such weapons were at issue, would one leave the secured area of non-belligerence." That is exactly what the FRG is doing now.

The German state is thus becoming a party to the war in Ukraine, even if the German government continues to consistently deny this fact. This intervention in the war must be condemned. German imperialism has caused enough suffering and misery with wars in its history - especially in Eastern Europe.