Contents tagged with Scholz

  • Olaf Scholz refuses to permit Ukrainian strikes on Russian territory with German-supplied weapons

    Olaf Scholz does not plan to grant Ukraine permission to strike military targets on Russian territory using arms supplied by Germany.

    During a public discussion celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Basic Law of Germany, Scholz said that there are currently "clear rules for weapons deliveries that we have already implemented" between Berlin and Kyiv. "And they work. At least, I believe they do," said the chancellor.

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in an interview published in The …

  • Germany to supply Ukraine with additional Patriot air defense system amid Russian strikes

    Germany has decided to supply Ukraine with an additional Patriot air defense system in order to strengthen the country's defenses against Russia, the German Federal Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday, April 13. The anti-aircraft missile system, taken from Bundeswehr reserves, is to be delivered to the Ukrainian side without delay. The decision comes in response to escalated missile and bomb strikes by Russia on Ukrainian territory, the ministry said in a statement.

    "We are doing as much …

  • Scholz urges European nations to increase financial and military aid to Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has renewed calls for European partners to bolster financial and military support for Ukraine. With difficulties facing U.S. President Joe Biden in passing a new aid package for Kyiv through Congress, supporters of Ukraine are in a particularly challenging position, stated Scholz at a meeting with German Social Democratic Party members of the European Parliament in Berlin on Sunday, January 28. Consequently, he emphasized that Europe must discuss "how each can …

  • German politicians urge Chancellor Scholz to supply Ukraine with Taurus missiles amid increasing Russian attacks

    In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is facing increasing pressure from a range of political forces regarding whether Ukraine should strike targets within Russia amid increasing Russian attacks, and whether Germany should supply Ukraine with long-range precision Taurus cruise missiles, reports the newspaper Rheinische Post.

    The publication notes that the Russian army continues to inflict mass strikes on Ukraine. Experts believe Russia is seeking to deplete Ukraine's supplies over the winter and …

  • Germany to deliver second Patriot air defense system and other military support to Ukraine by end of 2023

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday, December 13th, that the second Patriot air defense system will be delivered to Ukraine by the end of 2023. During his speech in the Bundestag, the Chancellor stated that Ukraine's ability to defend itself against Russian drones and missiles has already improved and will further improve.

    According to Scholz, Germany will deliver the second Patriot SAM system to Ukraine this year. The Chancellor added that Kyiv will also receive armored …

  • German Chancellor Scholz intends to have a conversation with Putin soon

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not intend to break off contacts with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Speaking at the 38th Congress of the Evangelical Church of Germany in Nuremberg, he said that he spoke with Vladimir Putin after the start of the war in Ukraine and intends to "do it again in the near future."

    According to the head of the German government, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine is a necessary condition for achieving a "just peace".

    From time to time, during …

  • Kyiv: deliveries of western fighter jets to Ukraine may be unblocked soon

    The issue of providing Ukraine with long-range weapons and fighter jets can be resolved, said the  Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andriy Yermak.

    "The issue around long-range weapons and fighters for Ukraine can be resolved soon. Details will be a little later?" Yermak wrote on Telegram.

    During a speech in the British Parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, presented the Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle with a helmet of a Ukrainian fighter pilot and …

  • German Chancellor Scholz promises to continue talks with Putin

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that he would continue to try to achieve an end to a full-scale war against Ukraine through talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tagesspiegel reported.

    "I will also be talking to Putin on the phone again, because we have to talk to each other. It is Putin who must withdraw troops from Ukraine and stop this terrible senseless war, which has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives," Scholz said.

    According to the German Chancellor, as long as …

  • German Chancellor Scholz: talks with Putin will be needed to end Russia’s war against Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not rule out further negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the Russian Federation against Ukraine. "Our goal is for Russia to stop its war of aggression, and Ukraine to defend its integrity," the head of the German government told the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

    In order to achieve this, it will be "necessary to talk," the chancellor explained. "It remains to be seen whether this will happen by phone, video link or at a long table," …

  • Scholz: Putin still believes invasion of Ukraine was the right decision

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that, after a 90-minute conversation with Vladimir Putin, he saw no change in the Russian president's position on Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Putin still believes that the war was the right decision and does not plan to curtail it.

    "Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that [Putin] has come to the realization that starting this war was a mistake. There are also no signs that he has new views,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin.

    The German Chancellor …