Olaf Scholz’s authorities comes beneath fireplace once more from Ukrainian critics Die Zeit. To bolster its counterattacks in opposition to the Russians, Kyiv wants weapons that Berlin does not appear keen to provide. “As a result of a Ukrainian victory, outlined as pushing Russian troops again to the borders earlier than 2014, not solely contradicts the predictions of many German specialists, explains the title on the left. That is additionally opposite to the political place of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and this must be stated very clearly.”
In keeping with the weekly, the Social Democratic chief’s indecision about sending Marder and Leopard battle tanks to Kyiv will be defined by his mistrust of the Ukrainian military. Scholz thinks it will possibly’t recover from “Russian army superiority” and its potential for nuclear escalation, the title says. “What he needs and desires from the very starting of the battle is negotiations with the Kremlin.”
“Putin should not win”
The newspaper bases its evaluation on the statements of the German Chancellor. At G7 conferences or on the World Financial Discussion board in Davos, he all the time stated that “Putin should not win this warfare.” Per Die Zeit, “it is not precisely the identical as saying: “Putin should lose the warfare” and even “We shall be with Ukraine till the ultimate victory.””
On this context, the German chief’s cellphone name to the Russian president on Tuesday, September 13, looks like a solution to reopen diplomatic discussions and on the identical time silence criticism of his non-involvement within the warfare. In a rustic the place 77% of the inhabitants “hopes that negotiations with Western nations will result in an finish to the battle”, one can solely have a look at this measure vigilantly, the newspaper notes, citing a ballot printed by the Forsa Institute on the finish of August. The Chancellor is aware of the Germans effectively.