The German chancellor called Putin’s statement part of a “series of incomprehensible historical comparisons” that the Russian president is using to justify the war in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to justify the war with his words that “again German tanks are threatening Russia”. This is what German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with Bild.
Scholz noted that these words of Putin are part of a “series of vague historical comparisons” used by the Russian president to justify the war in Ukraine.
“No one can justify this war. Russia is waging a merciless war against Ukraine,” he said.
At the same time, Scholz was confident that the provision of Western tanks would not lead to an escalation of the war.
“Together with the allies, we provide Ukraine with battle tanks so that they can defend themselves. We carefully weigh each batch of weapons, coordinating closely with our allies, especially America,” said Scholz, adding that this strategy prevents the escalation of war.
Let’s remember that Putin said earlier: “It is unbelievable, but true: we are again threatened by German tanks – Leopard, – on which there are crosses.”
As reported, in the first wave of aid from Western allies, Ukraine will receive up to 140 modern tanks. This forecast was announced by Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.
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