By supplying weapons to Kyiv, Germany and other NATO members became a party to the conflict, and Ukraine became the center of confrontation between the alliance and Russia, the letter says
German public figures wrote an open letter to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calling on him to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine. Ukraine. The authors of the appeal believe that arming Kyiv with NATO members prolongs the hostilities and puts off the prospect of a diplomatic settlement. The text of the letter was published by the Berliner Zeitung.
The authors of the letter warn against an uncontrollable escalation in Ukraine, which has unpredictable consequences for the world, and also call for counteracting the prolongation of hostilities and bloodshed due to the supply of weapons to Kyiv by Western countries.
In their opinion, by supplying weapons, Germany and other NATO members actually made themselves a party to the conflict, and Ukraine found itself at the center of the confrontation between the North Atlantic Alliance and Russia because of security in Europe.
The authors of the appeal compare the degree of military escalation with the times of the First World War and call on the German Chancellor to stop what is happening, as this threatens with a “new big war”, but this time “with nuclear weapons, widespread destruction and the end of human civilization.”
“Therefore, we call on the German government, the EU countries and NATO to stop supplying weapons to Ukrainian troops and demand that the government in Kyiv not resist promises to negotiate a ceasefire and a political settlement,” the text of the letter says.
It states that the agreement “on the recognition of Crimea”; and “referendums on the future status of the republics of Donbass” give a real chance to resolve the situation. In addition, the discussion of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine should be supported by the proposals of the NATO countries regarding the interests of Russia and its neighboring countries in the field of security, the appeal says.
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Among the signatories of the letter— former Vice-Speaker of the Bundestag Antje Vollmer, ex-deputies of the German Parliament Norman Paech and Lucrezia Jochimsen, ex-assistant to the UN Secretary General Hans-Christoph von Sponeck, as well as journalist Daniela Dan, known for her criticism of German reunification. In total, 18 people signed the letter.
Against the backdrop of the Russian special operation, Western countries, including Germany, announced an increase in military support for Kyiv. Until February 24, Berlin refused to supply weapons to Ukraine, but later changed its mind.
At the end of March, the DPA agency wrote that Germany sent 1,500 Strela portable anti-aircraft missile systems, 100 machine guns to Ukraine MG3, as well as several million small arms rounds. In mid-April, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that the German armed forces had exhausted the limit of arms supplies to Ukraine from their reserves.
Russia has repeatedly criticized Western countries for military support of Kyiv. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that the discovered shipments with foreign weapons would become targets for Russian troops. In mid-April, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of a warehouse near Lvov, where, according to the ministry, there were large consignments of American and European weapons.
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