Berlin – In a televised deal with, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has known as on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to stop hostilities instantly. „He alone selected this conflict, not the Russian folks. He alone bears accountability for it,” Scholz stated. On the identical time, he careworn Nato’s unity. “Putin mustn’t underestimate Nato’s dedication to defend all its members,” the Chancellor stated.
He explicitly addressed the Nato allies in Japanese Europe: “We are going to stand by you. Germany stands by Nato’s obligation to face by you.” He ended his speech by saying: “We’re resolute and act decisively. Putin is not going to win.”
On the identical time, the chancellor introduced additional powerful sanctions. “It should turn into clear that Putin has dedicated a grave error with this conflict,” he stated. “Our subsequent step is to determine on additional powerful sanctions in opposition to Russia immediately in shut session with our worldwide companions in Nato and the European Union.” The intention, he stated, was to make it clear to the Russian management that it could pay a bitter worth for its aggression. (with dpa)