Germany’s Defence Minister Chrisrtine Lambrecht has resigned following a series of blunders and PR disasters.
Ms Lambrecht was mocked for her announcement that Germany was supporting Ukraine by sending five thousand military helmets.
She was also widely criticized for failing to improve Germany’s notoriously ill-equipped armed forces despite the provision of Eighty-Eight Billion Pounds for that task following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Reports say Ms Lambrecht, a member of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats also came in for criticism when it emerged that she had taken her son on a trip in a military helicopter.
The Germany government is facing renewed calls to send German-built leopard two tanks-which Ukraine considers vital, if it is to defeat Russia or at least approve their delivery from countries such as Poland.
However, it is not yet clear who will succeed Ms Lambrecht in a job which is considered such a poisoned Chalice that many refer to it as the ejector seat.