Germany’s Scholz Denounces ‘Bidding War’ as US and Russia Battle Over Ukraine’s Future

As tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to escalate, the latest news from January 29, 2023 reveals a complicated situation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will not be sending fighter jets to Ukraine, as the two countries continue to battle over the disputed territories in the region. This announcement comes after US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called for a “battle of tanks” against Russia, leading to a bidding war between the two countries.

In response, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has denounced the “bidding war” over jets for Ukraine, saying that it is not a good way to resolve the situation.

Meanwhile, the US is facing timeline issues over the delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine. CNN-News18 reports that it is unclear whether the US can supply tanks on time.

The situation in Ukraine has been further complicated by an opinion piece in the EurAsian Times by MiG Fighter Pilot, who warns of the increasing possibility of a nuclear retaliation by Russia if the US continues to increase its presence in the region.

The full coverage of the situation can be found on USNN.