Scholz warns against escalation between Russia and NATO but maintains military aid to kyiv – RT in French
During an event bringing together his political family, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned on November 19 against an escalation of the Ukrainian conflict which, according to him, could give rise to a war between Russia and NATO.
“It is important to provide Ukraine with assistance [militaire]. It is also important to be concerned that there is no escalation that would lead to a war between Russia and NATO,” said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on November 19, quoted by the press agency. CASS.
Speaking at a Social Democratic Party event in the city of Friedrichshafen, the head of the German government mentioned the existence of concerns in Europe regarding the stakes of the conflict in Ukraine. “Many are afraid, and there are reasons for that […]. It is important to act with caution and at the same time with determination,” he said, still according to TASS.
Towards new German military aid for kyiv in 2023
Repeatedly criticized by kyiv for its country’s slowness in providing military aid to Ukraine, the German executive recalled in October that Berlin was one of the main players in financial aid to kyiv.
In the wake of the Russian strikes carried out on October 10 on Ukrainian territory, in response to the partial destruction of the Crimean bridge, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock assured her side that her country was doing everything to strengthen the air defenses of Ukraine.
Berlin promised last August to deliver 500 million euros of additional weapons to Ukraine, part of which in 2023. According to RFI, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is called, first by the Greens and the liberals of his coalition, to step up German efforts to deliver Marder and Leopard 2 tanks to kyiv.
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