“I traveled to Kyiv to show that Ukrainians can continue to count on us. That we will continue to support Ukraine as long as it is necessary”
The German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has arrived in Kyiv for an unannounced visit. She said the trip, her second one since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, was intended to demonstrate Berlin’s support for Ukraine in its battle against Russia.
“I have traveled to Kyiv today to show that they can continue to rely on us,” she said in a statement, “that we will continue to stand by Ukraine for as long as necessary with deliveries of weapons, and with humanitarian, and financial support.”
Over recent weeks, Germany has sent howitzers, rocket launchers, and anti-aircraft missiles to Kyiv.
Baerbock said it was “clear that Putin is counting on us getting tired of sympathizing with the suffering in Ukraine.”
“He thinks that he can divide our societies with lies and blackmail us with energy deliveries,” she stressed, “this calculation must not and will not work. Because all of Europe knows that Ukraine is defending our peace.”