“The federal government has a clear position on arms exports, a position of continuity, the position that the government has taken in recent years: we did not support the export of lethal weapons from Germany,” RIA Novosti quotes Scholz.

He added that Berlin is "very actively" working to achieve a de-escalation of the situation around Ukraine.

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that the US administration allowed Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to supply Ukraine with anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems manufactured by the United States Javelin and Stinger.