Germany's Defence Minister Lambrecht Resigns

Germany's Defence Minister Lambrecht Resigns

German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht resigned from Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government Monday. Scholz's deputy spokesman, Christiane Hoffmann, said that the German Chancellor had accepted Lambrecht's resignation.

German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht, 57, has been Germany"s Minister of Defence since Scholz became Chancellor of Germany in December 2021. Critics called Lambrecht underperforming, but Scholz still supported him and even called him a first-rate defence minister.The German Ministry of Defence is considered indifferent to the need for modernising German military weapons amidst the increasing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Scholz government has actually announced a special 100-billion-euro fund to upgrade Germany"s military, the Bundeswehr.

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