In the capital Berlin, Hoffmann made a statement regarding the words of German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, used at the European Council in Strasbourg on Tuesday, January 24, “We are at war with Russia, not against each other”.
Stating that Prime Minister Olaf Scholz has always emphasized that NATO and Germany are not the belligerent parties in this war of aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine, he said, “We support Ukraine, but we are not a party to the war.”
German Foreign Minister Christian Wagner emphasized that this was essentially a long conversation in English with the EU’s G7 and NATO partners standing together against Russia’s brutal war of aggression in Ukraine, “as the German Government Spokesperson stated, and with the Foreign Minister and the German “Other members of his government have made it clear that we are not a party to the conflict in the sense of international law and that support for Ukraine does not make us a party to the conflict,” he said.
Wagner noted that the Secretary of State’s statement should be evaluated in this context.
Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said in a statement in Moscow that they wanted the German Ambassador in Moscow to clarify the situation of Germany in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War.
In his statement, the spokesperson said, “The German Foreign Minister says that his country, along with other countries, is at war with Russia. The same Ministry does not see his country as a party to the conflict. In the face of these contradictory statements, Germany’s Ambassador to Russia should clarify these statements.” had used the words.
Source: TRT Haber