German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is convinced that Russian President Vladimir Putin "fundamentally miscalculated" in his vision of the organization of European countries and underestimated the unity of Europe and the West. This is reported by Deutsche Welle.
"None of the Russian president's plans worked, and Putin himself found himself in international isolation. When planning, he had the wrong idea about the courage of Ukrainians, about Europe, about us, about the nature of our democracy, about our desire to resist the madness of the great powers and imperialism," - he said. Scholz.
He also promised to support Ukraine in all ways "as long as it will be necessary." The chancellor emphasized that the sanctions against Russia "remain and will be strengthened as long as Putin continues his brutal military aggression."
The head of the German government once again noted that, not least, the German Gepard anti-aircraft tanks "make a very effective contribution to the fact that many Russian missiles go down."
Scholz also accused Moscow of "despicable ways of waging war", referring to targeted attacks on civilian infrastructure. He expressed hope that Moscow had received signals about the isolation in which the Russians and Putin found themselves with "his irresistible big-power mania."