Germany once again hesitates about an upscaled support to Ukraine. Patience is failing among its allies. A fear of substantial escalation – rational or not – makes many Germans doubt whether it is right to send tanks there so that Ukraine can fight back.

Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz has adhered to red lines for how militaryly involved the country will be in Ukraine. They have been displaced in several steps. Archive image.
Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz has adhered to red lines for how militaryly involved the country will be in Ukraine. They have been …