Contents tagged with Scholz

  • Scholz: Putin still believes invasion of Ukraine was the right decision

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that, after a 90-minute conversation with Vladimir Putin, he saw no change in the Russian president's position on Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Putin still believes that the war was the right decision and does not plan to curtail it.

    "Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that [Putin] has come to the realization that starting this war was a mistake. There are also no signs that he has new views,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin.

    The German Chancellor …

  • German Chancellor Scholz refuses to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejected the request of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal for the supply of additional heavy weapons to Ukraine, reports the German newspaper Welt, citing Ukrainian government officials.

    Shmygal reportedly asked for the supply of Leopard 2 tanks after, on April 8, the defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann  offered a direct delivery of these tanks to Ukraine. At that time, the company had already agreed to supply Ukraine with 100 Leopard 2A7 tanks, …

  • German Chancellor Scholz says he does not support EU ban on visas for Russians

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Olaf Scholz) was skeptical about calls to introduce a total ban on issuing visas to citizens of the Russian Federation because of the Russian armed invasion of Ukraine. "This is Putin's war, so I don't like such initiatives," he said at a big summer press conference in Berlin.

    According to Scholz, the European Union has already imposed broad sanctions against representatives of the Russian leadership, and "this will continue." At the same time, the Federal …

  • Bundestag Defense Committee calls on Scholz to convene ‘National Conference on Ukraine’

    Chairman of the German Bundestag Defense Committee Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann called on Chancellor Olaf Scholz to convene a "National Conference on Ukraine" as soon as possible to agree on further actions to help Ukraine, reports the news agency dpa.

    The conference should be attended by representatives of the government, the Armed Forces of Germany, defense industry and trade unions, suggested Strack-Zimmermann. "The goal should be to draw up an orderly plan and initiate the next targeted …

  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz refuses to take Russian PCR test before meeting with Putin

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz refused to take the PCR test offered by the Russian side before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Deutsche Welle.

    Scholz decided to do the PCR test necessary for admission to the Kremlin with a German doctor at the German Embassy in Moscow. The Chancellor's spokesperson reported that representatives of the Russian medical authorities were invited to attend Scholz's testing.

    The PCR kit needed for the test was brought from Germany. Even …