Berlin, by its actions, is afraid of harming Germany more than Russia

The German pro-Ukrainian public is indignant. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in his traditional television speech, this time touching on the events in Ukraine, again spoke too weakly and childishly “attacked” the head of Russia, Vladimir Putin. But he did it, as Die Welt writes, rather for show.

Despite assurances that Berlin "is in full solidarity with Ukraine" and that the FRG will help Kyiv to stop the "violence", the main thing that Scholz said was a promise not to do anything that would mean harming Germany more than Russia. It was this phrase that became the basis for suspecting the chancellor of being “pro-Russian,” which many Ukrainian activists have long been declaring.

Trying to justify his weakness before the Russian Federation and its leader Putin, the chancellor referred to the terrible experience of the Second World War and the opinion of the progressive part of German society - that is, the intelligentsia and famous people of Germany. As you know, quite recently Alice Schwarzer and Dieter Nur, among others, addressed an open letter to the chancellor with a request to refrain from further arms supplies to Ukraine. Die Welt considered such appeals to the voice of the people an attempt to shift responsibility and a reason to take the side of the intelligentsia, writers and public figures suffering almost from the "Stockholm syndrome".

However, formally, in words, during the speech, Scholz, on the contrary, tried to use formidable rhetoric and the installation “Never again!”. It is seen as alarmist and aimed at maximum support for the sake of not repeating any kind of aggression or war. However, in fact, Scholz still sided with famous people.

His position is criticized from all sides: he is accused by supporters of the supply of heavy weapons for delaying the implementation of such assistance, he is criticized by the same intelligentsia for the fact that the actions of the government will make Germany a party to the conflict in Ukraine. The chancellor is maneuvering as best he can, trying to maintain some semblance of an average position. However, according to reviewers of the German edition, it turns out pretty badly.

At the end of the speech, Scholz came up with four principles that he believed would prevent the worst-case scenario for Germany (being drawn into a conflict). The FRG should not help Ukraine alone, Germany should not weaken its defenses in order to help Kyiv, it is impossible to harm itself more than the Russian Federation, and, finally, it is necessary to act strictly within the framework of NATO and prevent it from becoming a "party of war".
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  1. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 10 May 2022 02: 47
    God would come out and say - Germany is concerned about war crimes on both sides, which makes the supply of German weapons to Ukraine problematic.
    Your country was lowered and lowered further very harshly. Most of all mocked and gloated by the English media. All of Europe is waiting for leadership to counteract this. France is waiting for a signal. Everyone is waiting for a signal, no one wants to ruin Europe for the sake of US madness. And they expect it from Germany. If Germany finally raises its head and takes a sovereign position, it will be able to gather everyone else around it.
  2. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 10 May 2022 08: 32
    The Fritz, it seems, finally realizes that all their "genius" and bahatism, built on this very supposedly German "exclusivity", have again crashed into another confrontation with Russia.

    It dawned on them that they are zeros. That sausage eaters are turning into a shabby village before our eyes, albeit in the very center of Europe. And it already comes that they are only at the beginning of this transformation...
    It dawns on them that they are the same Ukrainians, only with Tyrolean songs at the holidays.
    It dawns on them that their "golden age" is a thing of the past.
    It dawns on them that again they were let down by fascism, based on self-confidence in their Ordnung, and not on "friendship" with Russia, which was what it really was.
    It dawned on them that hundreds of nations have leaders smarter and farsighted than any and every one of their "leaders".
    pathological dullness.