Scholz calls on China to refrain from supplying arms to Russia

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Scholz appeals to China: “Do not deliver weapons to the aggressor Russia!”

February 27, 2022.: Chancellor Olaf Scholz during his “Zeitenwende” speech in the Bundestag after Russia invaded Ukraine

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A good year ago, Olaf Scholz’s “Zeitenwende” speech in the Bundestag was followed by a realignment of German foreign and security policy. Now it’s time for a first assessment – follow the Chancellor’s government statement in the star-Live blog.

A good year after his “turning point” speech, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is taking stock of the consequences of the Russian attack on Ukraine in the Bundestag. It will also be about what he has done with the announced special fund of 100 billion euros for the Bundeswehr and how he intends to continue modernizing the armed forces.

But it should also be discussed what caused the taboo breach in February 2022 to send German weapons to a war zone for the first time to defend against a nuclear power.

Follow the Chancellor’s government statement and the debate in the star-Live blog:

Olaf Scholz’ government statement


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