“By helping Ukraine, we are also defending our democracy and our freedom”
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said at a forum in Hamburg that Putin’s brutal aggression is directed not only at Ukraine but also contradicts the idea of peaceful cooperation.
“Putin’s hatred of a free Ukraine is greater than his interest in the economic and social development of his own country. His imperialist and revanchist ideology of Russian power and greatness means more to him than the well-being of his people. Thus, Putin’s brutal aggression is directed not only at Ukraine, where the Russian army is inflicting incredible suffering and destruction but it is also directed against any economic mind,” he said.
He said that in this new reality, one must be able to act and establish oneself in it in the future, Ukrinform reported. Scholz reiterated his thesis that Russia should not win the war of aggression against Ukraine because it is about the future of any rules-based world order.
Therefore, he stressed, Germany, together with its allies and partners, provides all possible support to Ukraine, including the supply of weapons necessary for its effective defense.