Donetsk, Jan 31 - DAN. German leaders’ refusal to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine has shown that Berlin wants to wash its hands of the process of mounting tensions in Donbass, head of the Central Executive Committee of the Donetsk Republic social movement Alexey Muratov told the Donetsk News Agency on Monday.

Last week, German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit ruled out the supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine due to the position of the country’s government.

“The German authorities’ political statement amid ongoing geopolitical events is an attempt to refuse to have anything to do with all crimes which the post-maidan Ukraine has been committing under the guidance of western “partners” for the past eight years,” Muratov said. “One shouldn’t forget that Germany is a guarantor of the Minsk Agreements implementation.”

Germany is trying to create a peacekeeper’s image as the USA and Britain pump weapons into Ukraine, and Kiev sabotages “the Minsk-2.” “German authorities understand that the USA wants to unleash a large war in Europe against Russia. Refusing to supply weapons to Ukraine, Germany is withdrawing from the dangerous and lethal game of the US-British alliance,” he said.

The United States and Britain have sent several planeloads of modern lethal weapons to Ukraine since the beginning of this year, and plan to continue these supplies. Kiev received Javelin anti-tank missile systems and  NLAW and Bunker Defeat Munition grenade launchers.*jk