Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine cannot end quickly. Because its consequences will have to be dealt with for a long time to come.
This was stated by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in an interview with the Rheinische Post.
"We must be prepared for the fact that it may take a long time. Even when the war is over, things will not normalize right away. But we also must not stop our efforts to bring the war to an end," Scholz believes.
He recalled that a prerequisite for peace is Russia's withdrawal of its troops from Ukraine.
"Borders are not pushed apart by force," Scholz stressed as a central principle and tuned in to the long-term consequences of the war.-
"We must be aware that this terrible war of conquest and its consequences will affect us for a long time to come, and that we will have to clear the rubble for a long time to come," Scholz said.-
The German chancellor also revealed that he used to talk frequently with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"These are long conversations, sometimes an hour, sometimes an hour and a half. Sometimes in German, sometimes with translations. And yes, Putin was a polite person in these conversations. We addressed each other by name," Scholz recalls.
Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that there is allegedly no chance for peace in Ukraine in the near future and the war could drag on for a long time with many casualties.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 21/03/2022