Austrian military leader, Colonel Markus Reisner, recently stated that NATO soldiers don’t (technically) need to be sent to Ukraine to ride the new tanks (the American Abrams and the German leopards) as NATO soldiers can just take off their uniforms and ride the tanks as private contractors. Its a loophole and actually that they can seen NATO troops as mercenaries:
Q&A about tanks for Ukraine in Austria:
– All these weapons deliveries, it’s wonderful, but who would man all these tanks?
– I take off this uniform, sign a contract and go to Ukraine as a private contractor – simple!
— Vera Van Horne (@VeraVanHorne) February 6, 2023