Marcus Faber was defense policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group until mid-May. Because he left the special session of the Defense Committee prematurely with other FDP colleagues in protest at the inadequate answers from Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Faber resigned from this office.

It is still true that Ukraine needs more military material. They have staff, staff is getting scarce on the Russian side. The material is the problem. Ukraine needs more artillery. You need armored vehicles and quite a lot of them. Above all, you need ammunition.

But the Ukrainians show that they are very capable of learning something like this. And especially when you’re slow, you have to start early. Export applications that were submitted on March 1st could be decided more quickly, and staff could have been trained by now, at the end of May. If other allies supply armored vehicles and tanks, so can we.