War against Ukraine: ++ NATO wants to strengthen partnership with Japan ++

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Status: 01/31/2023 04:18 a.m

NATO wants to further strengthen the partnership with Japan. According to Chancellor Scholz, peace talks are always subject to the condition that Russia withdraws its troops. The developments in the live blog.

4:23 a.m

NATO wants to strengthen partnership with Japan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanks Japan for its support during the Ukraine war. “The war in Ukraine affects us all, and that’s why we are very grateful for the support that Japan is providing, including with aircraft and cargo capacities,” said Stoltenberg in a short speech after visiting the Iruma airbase. The alliance will further strengthen the partnership with Japan.

4:18 a.m

Lula wants to mediate with Xi in the Ukraine war

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has proposed a mediation initiative by Brazil and China to end the Ukraine war. “It is necessary to form a group of countries that is strong enough and respected and sit down with the two at a negotiating table,” Lula said in a joint press conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Brazilian capital Brasília. He has already spoken to Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron about the initiative.

The left-wing politician brought himself into play as an intermediary to talk to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or Russian President Vladimir Putin – as well as China. “Our Chinese friends play a very important role in this,” he said. “It’s time for China to get involved.”

3:23 a.m

Scholz: No peace talks without Ukraine

In the words of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, there can be no peace over the heads of the Ukrainians. That’s why peace talks are always tied to the condition that Russia withdraws its troops, Scholz said at a press conference with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. There is a clear common position with Lula, “we both condemn the Russian invasion”.

12:23 a.m

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