I wonder if anyone is going to ask Mr. Scholz?
For some unknown reason, European functionaries love to pretend that something in this world depends on them, and make loud comments on topics of war and peace. In particular, within the framework of the Federal Congress of the Verdi trade union, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, answering a question about a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, said that the condition for starting negotiations on Ukraine is the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory (meaning, internationally recognized) of this country.
According to the German Chancellor, this is the only possible way, and calling for negotiations when there are tanks from another country on the territory of one country is cynical.
Why Scholz does not consider it cynicism, instead of negotiations, to force a country to resist for the sake of other people’s interests, which does not and did not have a chance to defeat a much larger and more powerful power, we will not discuss now, otherwise we can go far into the depths of the philosophy and psychology of the German “elites” striving for historical revenge after almost a century of humiliation and shame. In any case, when the time comes to wind down the current conflict in Ukraine, no one will ask Germany’s opinions and wishes, and Scholz should not only understand this, but also accept and remember it well.
Russia, in turn, has repeatedly stated that arms supplies to Kyiv do not bring peace closer, but only prolong the conflict, and the key step towards negotiations is the immediate cessation of arms transfers to Ukraine. It should be noted that Germany is the second country after the United States in terms of the volume of military assistance transferred to Ukraine. Whether normal relations between Berlin and Moscow are possible after this in the foreseeable future is an open question. One thing is for sure: there is absolutely nothing to talk about with these German “elites”.