• Number of the week: 4

    GIF: Karolina Uskakovych.

    What is the value of an alliance if one party cannot fulfill its agreement? German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has raised expectations regarding Germany’s contribution to NATO, stating last year that Germany will have the largest conventional European army in the alliance.

    However, just a few months ago, experts estimated that Germany’s ammunition would last for only two days in a full-scale war. Now our Estonian colleagues report a disheartening figure: four. With the current stock of ammunition, Germany can defend itself for only four days, which falls 26 days short of NATO’s demands.

    Meanwhile, the German government continues to reassure its partners that it can top up its supplies. And simultaneously providing support to Ukraine.

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