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Schultz’s Phone Call to the Kremlin Dictator – We Pay a Heavy Price for Putin’s Insanity – Politics Abroad

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The chancellor spent more than an hour on the phone with the Russian president on Friday. Change course in Moscow or change position Vladimir Putin (69) cans Olaf Schulz (63) Not recognizing…

This is what the politician of the Social Democratic Party said in an interview published on Saturday by the news portal “T Online”.

It is clear that Russia did not achieve any of the war aims mentioned at the outset. Ukraine was not occupied, but it defended itself with great skill, courage and the will to make sacrifices.

NATO did not withdraw, but rather increased its forces on the eastern side of the alliance. The alliance will be stronger when Finland and Sweden join NATO. “The Russian army itself suffered great losses, much more than it incurred during the ten years of the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan.

“It should slowly become clear to Putin that the only way out of this situation is to reach an agreement with Ukraine,” Schulz said. He explained that the agreement could not be a peace dictated by Russia.

At the same time, Schultz promised Ukraine more support, for example through the delivery of weapons. “Yes, we will continue. Even with sanctions. Because our goal is the failure of the Russian invasion attempt. This is the standard for our actions.”

“Russia and the whole world are paying a heavy price for Putin’s crazy idea of ​​wanting to expand the Russian Empire,” the chancellor emphasized.

Many countries will suffer if Ukraine fails as one of the main suppliers of grain. “It’s about real hunger — and not just whether there’s enough sunflower oil on supermarket shelves, as there is for us.”

Schulz introduces himself as Lambrecht

In the interview, Schulz introduced himself to Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (both SPD), who has been criticized for her son traveling with him in a government helicopter.

When asked if she was a burden on his government, Schulz said in the interview: “I’m pretty sure: If you look at the election period in three years, you’ll say, ‘She’s the Secretary of Defense who made sure of that. that the German army is finally adequately equipped.”

Lambrecht took her 21-year-old son with him in a government helicopter on a military visit in northern Germany in mid-April, without taking part in the military visit himself. The next day, after spending a night in a hotel, the car and bodyguards drove to the nearby island of Sylt.

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