Boris Pistorius, Germany’s new defence minister. File photo: via AP
Boris Pistorius, Germany’s new defence minister. File photo: via AP
Germany

Germany appoints Boris Pistorius as defence minister after Christine Lambrecht resigns

  • Pistorius, unknown on world stage, is interior minister of Lower Saxony state; last year he was forthright about Ukraine’s right to recapture territories taken by Russia
  • He inherits task of steering Germany’s military modernisation project and overseeing expansion of weapon deliveries to Kyiv

Boris Pistorius, Germany’s new defence minister. File photo: via AP
Boris Pistorius, Germany’s new defence minister. File photo: via AP
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