the german chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was “convinced” that Russia will not win the war in Ukraine and considered that the president Vladimir Putin it will not “dictate” peace.
“Putin must not win his war. And I am convinced: he will not win it ”said the chancellor, in a speech during the World Economic Forum in Davos, in Switzerland.
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The Russian president, who launched his invasion of Ukraine more than three months ago, “has no longer achieved his strategic objectives,” he estimated, considering that “an invasion of all of Ukraine” seems “further away today than at the start of the offensive.” .
This is explained by the “impressive” resistance of the Ukrainian forces and by the reaction of the Western allies, who imposed unprecedented sanctions against Moscow and supported kyiv, including militarily.
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“We don’t do anything that could cause NATO to go to war. This would mean a direct confrontation between nuclear powers.”said.
But “it’s about making people understand Putin who will not be able to dictate peace. Ukraine will not accept it and neither will we”, settled.
“For me, it is clear that Putin will not seriously negotiate on peace until he realizes that he cannot break Ukraine’s resistance.”he opined.
The fighting is currently concentrated in the east of the country, where the Russian army is trying to take control of the city of Severodonetsk.
the ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Wednesday he called for more heavy weapons to counter Russian attacks.
scholz He did not make direct reference to the criticism of his government, considered by Ukraine and other Eastern European countries to be very cautious when handing over this type of heavy weapons, such as tanks.
“We appreciate all the efforts of the German government to find heavy weapons” to allow Ukraine to defend itself “but I don’t understand why it is so complicated,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said, also in Davos.