“Only One Thing Brings Peace”
Scholz attests to Putin’s lack of sense of reality
05/13/2022, 10:55 p.m.
After a phone call with Russian President Putin, Chancellor Scholz says Moscow has not yet understood that a dictated peace is not a viable solution for Ukraine. The SPD politician makes it clear: real peace is not achieved on the battlefield.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being unrealistic after a phone call. “It is clear that it has not yet been understood that only one thing makes peace possible…only if there is an understanding, an agreement, a peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia, which is not a dictated peace,” the SPD said. politician in Cologne during the last rally of his party two days before the regional elections.
“Revanchism and imperialism should not determine reality in Europe,” Scholz said in front of around 1,500 spectators. Russia is waging a “brutal war of aggression against an innocent neighbor only to expand its own power and expand its own territory”, the Chancellor said. Germany will continue to supply weapons to Ukraine, Scholz said. “We will not accept a dictated peace for Ukraine.”
Scholz pointed out the consequences of the war for Ukraine and drew a comparison with Germany. 77 years after the end of the Second World War, there are still failures in Germany. Citizens would also remember “Putin’s war in Ukraine for another 100 years”. Germany is obliged to help Ukraine. But this must not lead to a military confrontation between NATO and Russia.
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