Given Germany’s principled and unwavering negative stance on lethal weapons supplies to Ukraine, the re-election of the Federal Government and the new German Chancellor’s remarks confirm that the Kremlin leader has reached tacit agreements with Berlin not to interfere in Putin’s actions in Ukraine. The Kremlin apparently has a similar agreement with France, whose president Emmanuel Macron has traditionally shown extraordinary diplomatic efforts in long talks with Putin, but does not adhere to the US-British position on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Only recently have US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson succeeded in breaking into NATO’s supply of lethal weapons to protect Ukraine. At present, the Allies are intensively supplying the necessary means of fighting tanks, planes and other means, and cooperating and increasing defense efforts in the event of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine from the sea. Under the current circumstances, in the event of a Russian invasion, it is expected that Allies will be forced to act in a consolidated manner to respond to the actions of the Russian Armed Forces, regardless of whether it is a ground invasion or rocket bomb or sea invasion.
Given this situation, the German article “Die Zeit” and the comment of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock on recent events in the region, in particular in the Black Sea, where Russia announced military exercises and arbitrarily seized
a significant part of the water area, creating obstacles for other countries in the region and fisheries.
Ahead of talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (PSD), Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock (the Greens) warned of the danger of a military conflict around Ukraine. She said ahead of her first official visit as Germany’s foreign minister to Spain, Germany’s NATO ally, that “the situation is extremely dangerous and could escalate at any moment. We in Europe know all too well how quickly something like this can happen. ».
Burbock called on “the Russian government in Moscow to withdraw troops from the border and ensure full transparency about Russia’s actions.” She recalled the European peace order, which had been created “through decades of hard work”. The Minister believes that “this is a unique heritage that should never go into the background or be forgotten.”
Burbock considers it necessary to demonstrate in this extremely dangerous crisis with all consistency and determination that all of us in the north of the continent, as well as in the south, east and west, stand for this peaceful order and everything connected with it. ”
Meanwhile, Russia is continuing military exercises in the Black Sea with the participation of 30 warships with artillery fire. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, heavy artillery was used during the exercise to train the defense of the Crimean peninsula and destroy the enemy’s conventional submarine. The training of the Black Sea Fleet became a preparatory stage for major exercises of the Russian Navy.
Steinmeier visits Latvia
During Annalena Burbock’s visit to Spain, the conflict with Russia will be at the center of the talks. The German Foreign Minister said that Spain was “one of the most important and closest partners” in peacekeeping efforts in Europe. She believes that “we are of the opinion that we should use every opportunity for dialogue and a peaceful solution to the crisis.” “At the same time, we in the EU and NATO are working together to support Ukraine, and we leave no doubt that we clearly see responsibility for de-escalation in Russia.”
Meanwhile, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is leaving for a two-day visit to Russia’s neighboring Latvia. Steinmeier wants to assure Germany of its support. The official reason for the visit is the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Latvian Constitution. Steinmeier is meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits, in the capital, Riga, after which a joint press conference is planned. On the second day of his visit, Steinmeier will deliver a report at an international scientific conference on the Latvian constitution.
The events surrounding the Russian-provoked crisis around Ukraine are unfolding rapidly. Deployment and preparation of the strike group of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for the offensive and strikes on Ukraine are almost complete. Given the peculiarities of possible hostilities, namely the climate and the imminent onset of floods, the symbolic end of the Beijing Olympics as an agreed timeline for Putin and Xi Jinping, the readiness of military groups on the border with Ukraine build-up and which must be somehow implemented in practice, insane propaganda training and total processing of the mass consciousness of the population in Russia, the tacit consent of China and European “friends of Putin”, the outcome of events around Ukraine should be in the coming days. But whether or not Moscow makes such a fatal decision that could have unpredictable consequences, the international community is already celebrating Russia’s loss and the victory of the collective West. Ukraine is mobilized and ready to defend its independence. The West is united and ready for multivariate action in response to Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine. Putin will be able to create a belly incident (a pretext for war), but it will be far-fetched and will not justify further Kremlin crimes. Russia is on the verge of total transformations, most likely institutional and economic. Germany continues to flirt with Russia, despite the change of political elites. The economic dependence and total corruption of European institutions is most evident in the most industrialized Germany and France.
Europe is on the verge of radical change.