Germany is providing aid in close cooperation with its allies
Germany will continue to support Ukraine with arms deliveries. This was stressed by Federal Chancellor Scholz in an interview. The Federal Government was supplying anti-tank weapons, anti-aircraft missiles and many other military goods to Ukraine, the Federal Chancellor said on RBB-Inforadio. “We are supplying, we have supplied and we will continue to supply,” said Scholz, adding that the Federal Government was doing this in close cooperation with all its allies. “We will not go it alone. Germany will not act differently from other countries,” the Federal Chancellor emphasised.
The Federal Republic had provided the largest amount of financial support for Ukraine in the last few years and continued to be “at the forefront” with humanitarian and financial aid for the country, said Scholz.
Sanctions against Russia are having an immediate effect
In addition, Germany was ensuring “that the pressure on the Russian government increases – for example with our sanctions, which have caused considerable damage in Russia”. The sanctions were already having an effect, said Scholz. “And in the medium to long term, they will have dramatic consequences for the economic development possibilities of the Russian Federation.”
The Federal Government had made an essential contribution to devising the sanctions, in close cooperation with international partners, said Scholz. The underlying principle is that the damage caused to countries imposing sanctions must not be greater than for Russia, the object of the sanctions.
Independence from Russian imports
Scholz stressed that the Federal Republic had resolved to phase out the use of fossil resources within a very short time. At the same time, it aimed to become independent of Russian imports. “We are doing this with coal. We are organising it with oil. And we will also achieve this, gradually, with gas,” said Scholz. However, he added, the necessary infrastructure still had to be created to enable gas imports from other sources – i.e. pipelines, terminals and ports. “We are doing this at a speed unprecedented in Germany,” said the Federal Chancellor.
You can listen to the interview with the Federal Chancellor .
You can find an overview of German humanitarian aid for Ukraine here.
Here you can find more information on the war in Ukraine and on aid for refugees.
An overview of sanctions against Russia can be found here.