“Russia’s brutal war of aggression in Ukraine has reduced the European security order to ashes”
President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivered his “state of the nation” speech on Friday at his official residence, Bellevue Palace. During his speech, he pledged more support for Ukraine, condemned Russian aggression, and emphasized that Russia and Germany are today opposed.
“Russia’s brutal war of aggression in Ukraine has reduced the European security order to ashes. In his imperial obsession, the Russian President has broken international law, committed land grabs, and called borders into question. The Russian attack is an attack on all of the lessons that the world had learned from two World Wars,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.
“Some believe that there is a lack of serious efforts on our part, a lack of willingness to negotiate. I can assure you that nobody in their right mind lacks the will. But the truth is that, in the face of evil, good will is not enough. Because Russia’s brutal attacks over the last eight months are nothing other than that — despicable and cynical, lacking regard for human life. A supposed peace that rewards acts like this, a peace that seals Putin’s land grabs, is no peace,” he stressed.