heute journal vom 24.01.2023 Leopard 2-Panzer aus Deutschland, Tarifstreit im öffentlichen Dienst
and now today's diary with Hanna Zimmermann and Christian Sievers, good evening, what a difference a day makes yesterday, the official reaction of the federal government still looked a lot like the official office in which, even with a matter of life and death. , the next time the rules of procedure were referred to in fine print, it is always a good thing that, in turn, the Polish application for approval of a delivery of
Leopard 2 to Ukraine has not yet been received correctly today, the application is there and while the Ministry of Economy Affairs only confirms access and says that the Ministry of Defense is in charge, then suddenly everything works, several media quickly reported tonight and according to our information, the decision was made, the Chancellor not only gave the green light for deliveries from Poland.
Germany will also surrender. and then this surprise, the US is now apparently ready to send their battle tanks to the Ukraine, move on Something huge is going on and that determines our program tonight, we start with Andreas Kühnast in Berlin, this man needs a hug , he does not know either when Boris Pistorius enters the SPD parliamentary group for the first time this afternoon is the 5th. For several days he avoided questions from
journalists, discouraged the representatives of the allies and defended the silence of the chancellor, the minister of Defense Pistorius has been in office for five days, but does not know if the chancellor's decision is already made Nothing until the end of the meeting on Germany's most important handover decision so far, not the Chancellor, the faction leader appoints the criteria, on the one hand, to establish the right of Ukraine to self-defense, on the other hand, to become a party to the war, that is, to participate in this war and also treat Arguing with our partners, in particular to coordinate with the US, especially with the US that Joe Biden should also send battle tanks to Ukraine, Scholz never gave any conditions, but he arrived in Washington at night when the US media reported That the two were considering delivering Abrams tanks, the Berlin politician heard, especially the The Pentagon's statement doesn't sound like a denial.
I have nothing to announce at this time. If we deliver, we'll let you know. Then, hour by hour, more details will be known. The Foreign Ministry does not deny that Germany wants to send a company of
Leopard 2 to Ukraine, the US initially plans to send 30 Abrams The US media also inform the Warsaw government that the federal government should allow the export of
Leopard 2 tanks. Poland officially presented the application in Berlin this morning. and we look forward to a quick response. We are already training Ukrainian soldiers in Poland. Other countries are doing the same, their territories in Moscow had the kremmen n Even in the morning, German considerations criticized that such renditions do not bode well for the future of our relations, they will undoubtedly have inevitable effects on these relations in Germany, also, a part of the opposition criticizes that the Federal Chancellor has sworn to prevent harm from the German people and the people this includes very specifically that the federal government must not drag Germany further into this war the west is forging a new coalition from Ukraine so far Germany Poland Finland and the Netherlands are ready to deliver
Leopard tanks other members are welcome yes the US for example had their Abrams tanks for the Ukraine mission so badly talked about that the question was raised why they even use those tanks themselves always good night to Washington if the US now apparently wants to deliver battle tanks is that the d direct result of pressure from Berlin or more pressure on Berlin or Both, I think in the end, certainly both are connected, but with a violent shake of the head about Berlin because people here really remain convinced that, in reality, militarily they don't have It makes sense to deliver the Abrams a nightmare for every commander on the battlefield if you have different technologies, different security and resupply requirements, but in the end political unity is more important than military use and that's why a joint multinational deal was struck. over the weekend and the details of which we will probably know on Wednesday. they always brought up the problems of actually using these US Abrams tanks in the Ukraine, how they can be cleaned up, or to put it another way, how fast it could happen now that they actually get to the Ukraine, to the extent that the
Leopard 2 is concerned, fast enough at least to be part of a spring offensive by Russia nds to ensure that Russia not only wins so easily with the Abrams tank, it may take much longer, even if many things are stated, it is so that these Abrams tanks not only run on diesel fuel from the beginning, they have to be converted, the training on the tanks is long, the Ukrainian soldiers are more familiar with the
Leopard 2 because they also met these tanks during NATO exercises, but in the end it is like that if there are some Abrams in the Ukraine, then, it is basically the political objective Purpose fulfilled and the military benefit will then be fulfilled with the tanks
Leopard 2 delivered quickly.
So, a political signal also from Washington Elmar, thank you very much for this analysis tonight, then we will go to Berlin or not Kiese Wetter is for the CDU CSU opposition in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag käsewetter nice good evening good evening sir something From utchland complies and the US on top of that at least that's how it looks now if that happens as everyone says in the end it's a Q that Olaf Scholz managed to do so of course we welcome this decision but we regret that there has been a loss of confidence and a waste of time two days ago in Paris what kind of a sign would it have been to make this proposal together with the French president or four days ago in Ramstein what has changed in the last four days there was a loss of trust and waste of time is just as important the industry could have prepared everything already in March if they had offered it and then we would have had
Leopard 2 A4 ready a long time ago unfortunately I have to blame the Chancellor for both, but if we're really talking about two, three or four days at the end, Olaf Scholz obviously wanted to do that together with the US, which he now seems to have done. n also to reduce the risk that Germany could expose itself very alone not Germany did not expose itself to the positive but in the end it was isolated because the countries of the tallinn initiative, such as Great Britain or the Baltic countries, wanted to support the signal must go go to Ukraine we exude confidence now a signal is coming a German American signal at least as it seems ultimately it is a strong signal for Ukraine also see what is positive but it is too late when Friday would have been a clear signal of determination for Moscow Germany gave the impression of wavering and wavering we welcome the decision but four days too late because it is about showing solidarity it is important now that we do not talk about this success together but that we look ahead and Ukraine knows that Europe is behind of them and liner is t restore confidence that is also a call from you in the opposition, so to speak, to the opposition now do not speak everything but look ahead let's do it themselves these gamblers said russia and that's really a phrase that is on the tip of your tongue you must let it melt russia must learn to lose is the situation we find ourselves in now with deliveries of tanks so this turning point tanks will bring this wall point tanks are a psychological signal they of course do not take the walls themselves but show Ukraine that it is now in the combined arms battle with US armored personnel carriers US and Europe with US and Europe main battle tanks artillery anti-aircraft defense can win this war learning to lose means paying reparations means dealing with war crimes and finally giving up Russia's colonial interests, that is, after of the announced war against Ukraine attacking Moldova or that the Baltic Russia country should become a completely non-state nation rmal, just like all your neighbors to the west, and the question of what expectations you have of the Federal Chancellor when he declares tomorrow in the Bundestag, so I think the Federal Chancellor will certainly be asked where the hesitation comes from and I also have to ask questions about the loss of our country's reputation, but basically it has had the support of parliament since April last year, we have strengthened with 586 deputies to start handing over heavy weapons from the beginning. and that now he has ten.
It took months and it's a shame but it's good it's finally here but it came through pressure and probably not through persuasion and it's a shame Ukraine deserves more but I can see the tailwind of their opposition, which will continue. be there tomorrow the chancellor and this new line is the tailwind for Ukraine and it is good that the Federal Republic of Germany is now doing everything together with its neighbors that Ukraine wins this war or the right climate CDU thank you very much for the conversation from tonight live from berlin the situation on the front line is the right camera the situation on the front line in ukraine the path of bad memories of the situation in world war 1 no real gains on the ground but a terrifying price high on both sides attrition War is basically a horrible word but it fits the reports of more and more dead soldiers what consequences would western tanks have for the progress of this war and what does such surrender mean for the Bundeswehr, which does not it is precisely packed with the most modern equipment, to say it very cautiously, another wüstner is the head of the Bundeswehr Association and now with n we from Berlin, Colonel, good evening, welcome back today nice good evening what do you say to that?
It is that if it happens now, as everyone says, a new coalition of tanks that can really make a difference militarily. I don't think it makes a difference right now, but I can understand that they are now delivering. I already said this in ZDF. last week, I assume that we will now pass this threshold, but we must also point out the consequences and I think that the consequence is still missing, for example, that we in the Bundeswehr are already in a precarious situation and that the ability to defend ourselves is further weakened not only at the national level but also in the alliance does this delivery mean that the defense capacity of the Bundeswehr for our country is definitely weakened, this is how I have expressed it in the last days and weeks and months that we have, for example, in the groups armored combat tanks, the operational readiness level of 33% which is not enough in view of these now presumably 14 main battle tanks
Leopard m With the armored personnel carriers, but also with the other systems, if we have increasing problems, the Bundeswehr it's still in free fall and that's to be expected that's why i hope the politicians change course tomorrow we must finally get into a state kind of war economy. must finally strengthen the industry Politicians have to answer when they will replace our systems remember tank mushroom rocket launcher now the main battle tank when do they want to replace this system because it's not like some people assume this war will end this year, it will take even longer and I doubt that Putin will stop his aggression in the next few years, that is why NATO wants to increase its deterrence capacity and that is why Germany has also promised a corresponding contribution, but I doubt that we will be able to make this contribution in the event of subsequent payments so let's go into detail again in a moment sir I would like to know what you have sat on so far Agt may have summarized tell me if it is true or not that is a help from your point of view to Ukraine, but a disservice to Germany in the end, yes, at least it is so, help is, of course, necessary, but of course. it goes beyond Ukraine me I don't assume that Putin will succeed in defeating Putin's system I don't assume that I always think of the worst case scenario This is how NATO also thinks about getting Putin's troops out of Ukraine or maybe that this conflict will escalate will freeze I don't know today the only point is I don't think Putin will stop with aggression that's why conventional deterrence is still important and that's why we have to invest in industry so we don't just want this deterrence ability, we can finally do it and there are these time walls in our heads it has not yet come from the government and parliament, let's talk again about the current situation and what is now not crystallizing more and more than the new line of the federal government in terms of tank deliveries, Spiegel writes, it is possible and that is interesting, the number of parts is always a decisive question in thethe whole story would be about a
Leopard 2 company, correct me, it would be 14 tanks if I see that yes, in the first step 14 main battle tanks we are still talking about 50 of 40 armored personnel carriers and in relation to the main battle tanks we cannot assume that in a war that remains at 14, that they wear out, they are destroyed, we will have to keep pushing , allthe industry will have to focus on producing spare parts, and that of course weakens supplies in Germany, the production of weapons systems for the Bundeswehr and that is a fundamental problem, that is why we have to strengthen the industry, what I said in a kind of economy of war that must be understood otherwise we will not be able to comply with the commitments in NATO that what the Federal Chancellor described and the defensive and dissuasive attitude we will not be able to do from 2025 and the point is Lord Sievers, in the worst of the cases we have to reckon with that 20 25 continue to follow it's not over yet even if we ourselves did our best in the worst case clear appeal from the Bundeswehr Association tonight another wüstner colonel another wüstner thanks for the interview thanks also and then There are of course many questions for the Federal Chancellor and that is why we are here today looking forward to what Mr.
Scholz de Bettina says tomorrow. Schausten and Anne Gellinek tomorrow here on ZDF at 7:25 p.m. m., so directly after the 7 p.m. m. tomorrow at 7:25 p.m. m. and now the summary of everything that is also important today with Johanna Following the massive allegations of corruption in Ukraine, four deputy ministers and several governors had to leave their posts today, and the deputy head of the presidential office was also dismissed. among other things, reports of taking bribes and buying food and drinks at excessive prices for soldiers. The EU Commission urged the country to do even more against corruption for financiers there must be guarantees that the funds are will use sensibly.
Only recently did the EU pay Ukraine more than three billion euros in parallel In view of the recent tensions between Turkey and Sweden, Finland has for the first time hinted at possible NATO membership without its Nordic countries. neighbours, however joint accession remains the first option, Finnish Foreign Minister Harvesto said on Monday evening. Turkish President Erdogan stated that Sweden should not expect any support from Turkey with a view to joining NATO, was reacting to the burning of a Koran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm at the weekend the Federal Constitutional Court approved the increase The annual increase from 25 million euros to 190 million, which was decided in 2018 with the votes of the Union and the SPD, was unconstitutional because the additional financial requirement was not sufficiently justified, complained a member of parliament The then parties of Green opposition FDP and Left The CDU are studying a party expulsion procedure against the former head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
The reason for this is controversial. Statements by the cdu member that the party head described as unacceptable. again in march germans the environmental association BUND is suing the federal government for the fulfillment of its climate protection targets, particularly in the focus on construction and the Ministry of Transport the federal government is demanding, among other things, immediate programs for the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions according to the provisions of the Climate Protection Act the federal government has committed itself to reduce emissions by 65 by 2030 % to reduce compared to 1990 something comes to all of us in Germany, namely protests and public sector employee strikes 2.5 million people are employed by federal and local authorities garbage disposal Kitas hospitals want a wage increase of more than 10%. they mean what gives us all a headache every day the high prices the start of today's collective bargaining was postponed without result Nicola Albrecht from Potsdam who has no nerves of steel decides not to become an educator anyway, but even strong nerves of Change are up to date troopal and his team in the Eichwalde kindergarten, Brandenburg, moved to tears.
Parents and society expect him to provide educational concepts combined with loving care, but as in many places, specialists are lacking here too no one is asking for 40 hour jobs plus money plus staff their collective bargaining expectations are high for the roughly 2.5 million public sector employees, Verdi is demanding 10.5% more salary or at least €500 per a period of one year the highest Claims for decades was due to inflation, which is causing strong social imbalances, we are facing a collective agreement to as of 2020. Since then, prices have risen by 11%, but public sector rents are only three to four percent, how much the nerves of many employees are nervous Minister of the Interior Phaser, who is leading the negotiations for the federal government, he works 48 hours in some cases, who still wants to work with us?
Nobody does that anymore, but the bailout service is ultimately more than a round of pats on the back, and there is no inflation compensation on the first day of negotiations employers it is certainly true that public service employees are under a lot pressure, on the other hand, it should also be noted that the budget situation is tense, especially in the municipalities of the small community of Eichwalde, Carolin Langner is already looking after the finances in the past she had to go to Invest ions to not be in red for me as an employer of around 140 employees there are actually two hearts beating in my chest i am a professional yes the city treasurer simply has to keep the finances together otherwise clearly personal details are our most important resources it is part of the ritual of collective bargaining they are far apart at first, but this time it looks like a crucial test in political, economic times a and socially tense and collective bargaining in the public sector is by no means the only one this year, the demands are also high in other sectors and the fighting spirit is great Valerie Haller, what is to come in the coming months and what are they Claims prospects in the double-digit range so clearly unions are entering the race with juicy double-digit claims at the moment, however that could be difficult, especially since inflation is currently bad. ch is slowly declining and inflation is supposed to average six to seven percent this year collective bargaining will no doubt be very close inflation is a burden yes companies can't pass higher prices on to customers without further ado yes and at the same time many employees expect It's inflation compensation because life has, of course, become much more expensive, especially since in recent years there have generally only been moderate increases in income, so we have to be prepared for many strikes, unions are quite combative at the post office, there have already been strikes in the public sector Warning strikes are expected, for example in crèches in February, there is also a difficult round of wage negotiations on the railways, so one or the other might wait in vain for the bus or the train and the wholesalers are also fighting for higher wages, the shelves gaps could be the result, presumably in
it will be a hot week th year and a test of patience for the citizens Thanks Valerie to Frankfurt in Germany there are more and more people of primary school age who cannot swim the proportion has doubled in five years , according to a representative survey of the German Life Saving Society, 20 percent of children between the ages of six and According to the DLRG, the reason for this is, among other things, the lack of swimming lessons during the corona pandemic for the sports and the 17th match of the Bundesliga soccer game when FC Schalke and RB Leipzig met in the early afternoon with a clear result Schalke lost 1-6 The anti-war drama Nothing New in the West is one of the favorites to Oscar The film by German directors like Berger has been nominated for nine Academy Awards also in the top category Ester Cinema in the West nothing new shows the horror of the First World War dial from the perspective of a young soldier berlin the oscars on march 12 a Leaving a wreath is nice, but it means next to nothing to most people, says the curator of an exhibition that doesn't bring a wreath to the German Bundestag, but 16 objects for mass murder on an unimaginable scale, all 16 things come from the Israeli holocaust memorial, yes, whose leader is now stepping on German soil for the first time in his life, even though he had sworn never to be forbidden to do anything, never he wanted to come anywhere, least of all to Germany, to Berlin. where they planned the mass murder with precision and coldness now it has happened after all Dani Dayan Director of Holocaust Memorial I have felt a little horny I have never felt anywhere else in any other country I have a deep feeling for my Jewish order of visiting Germany is an extraordinary experience Dayan comes to Berlin for an exhibition just like Lore Meierfeld she donated contemporary witnesses that somewhat intrigue a memory that came with her after years in exile one day in Israel her doll Inge the girl and the doll survived the night of the 1938 pogrom in Kassel now belongs to Inge 16 objects from the collection one from each federal state all this antisemitism again today i think it is important that we are here there are so many people denying that it all happened but here i am i survived and i can testify la The exhibition opened on the evening of the President of the Bundestag Lore Meierfeld is the guest of honor and also her doll.
Each generation has to face the crimes against humanity of the Holocaust anew, and we also want to prevent the things that happened then from happening today or in the future. and it preserves his memory that's why dani dayan is received in berlin as a state guest six million juice 6 million jews never has the privilege to speak in front of a television camera and give testimony that's why his loved ones are something like his legacy testimonies of 6 Million people who have been silenced forever are silent witnesses of Jewish life in Germany and a legacy for those born after children learn about the Holocaust at school it is important to us to keep alive the memory of all the people we lost there were six million six people again Rabbi Posener of Kiel, who despite himself placed his Hanukkah candlestick in the window j Right across from the Nazi district office.
Juda Lives Forever replied that the light wrote his wife Rosi on the rabbi's back and his family had to flee but they survived and the chandelier is given to their descendants on Hanukkah every year zt new light so at this point another piece of advice important of the program in the amazing show what the strips caring for the seriously ill out of breath at every turn 37 degrees very worth seeing right after us and around midnight our daily update today with Nazan göktdemir is nice bye bye Snow by end in the evening Winter sports enthusiasts celebrate the danger of avalanches, however, there is plenty of fresh snow and the wind weakens the various layers of snowpack on top, finely branched snow crystals intertwine to As the snow ages these hooks become dull and the crystals become dull and form the base of the dangerous floating snow. ite, the old snow crystals grow in pyramids and lose contact with each other.
It snows heavily and the wind whistles over the mountains. Snow forms spontaneously. The ZDF Today app can find the Zugspitze interactively and find out on Germany's highest mountain how the Alps are changing as a result of climate change, but be careful on the ground if there is an avalanche danger level of 3 or 4 in the Alps, but also in the Pyrenees tonight it is mostly cloudy again partly fog is forming and the temperatures drop from +3 to -6 degrees and tomorrow it will be daytime then maybe you will see the sun in the far south in Sauerland or in the Baltic Sea with maximum temperatures from -1 to plus 6 degrees and on Thursday sleet will approach and a dangerous rain of black ice will move further to the southeast.
Friday will be calmer and the weekend will bring some rain in the Northwest, but otherwise good winter nights.