Germany’s new coalition government is refusing to send lethal weapons to Ukraine but has offered to send over 5,000 combat helmets to protect Ukrainian soldiers in case of a Russian attack. The move has been ridiculed as the U.S. and other NATO countries continue to send military support to Ukraine. In response, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has promised his country will stay in tune with European Union and NATO policies toward Russia.
To speak more about Germany’s stance toward Ukraine, we’re joined by German peace activist and executive director of the International Peace Bureau Reiner Braun, who calls on the European Union to establish a more “common politics with Russia” to prevent a war in Central Europe. He also says the war in the region could result in the use of nuclear weapons that would lead to “the end of Europe.”
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