According to German “Bild” tabloid, Germany’s armed forces (“Bundeswehr“) plan to deploy troops in Eastern Ukraine. The paper reports that 200 German paratroopers are preparing for a possible deployment in the conflict area. Their task would to support the OSCE in observing the current cease-fire that has been violated regularly since it became valid.
The support of an OSCE-mission has been earlier discussed by German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande at the recent NATO summit in Wales.
A deployment of armed German soldiers even in terms of an OSCE-mission is expected to require approval by the German parliament.