There will be no turning back after Berlin supplied arms to kill Russians, Moscow’s envoy says
Germany has crossed a red line with Russia by sending arms to Ukraine, Moscow’s ambassador in Berlin said on Monday. According to the diplomat, this decision will end decades of peace and reconciliation that have been established since World War II ended.
“The very fact that the Ukrainian regime is being supplied with German-made lethal weapons, which are used not only against Russian military service members, but also the civilian population of Donbass, crosses the red line,”In an interview with Izvestia, Ambassador Sergey Nechaev stated these words.
He also said that Berlin ought to have known better. “considering the moral and historic responsibility that Germany has before our people for the Nazi crimes.”
“They have crossed the Rubicon,”Nechaev explained, using an expression for passing the point where there is no return.
Berlin abandoned its traditional policy of refraining from sending weapons into areas of armed conflict in favor of joining the US and NATO allies in giving weapons to Ukraine. According to the German government, it is morally responsible for supporting Kiev in order to defend itself against Russia.
Germany also joined an effort by the EU to decouple the economies of member states from Russia’s. Since before the collapse of Soviet Union, German companies have relied on Russian natural gas cheaply for over five decades.
German government “has unilaterally acted to destroy bilateral relations [with Russia] that were unique in scale and depth and had been built over decades,”The Russian ambassador made the observation. “In essence, the post-war reconciliation of our nations and peoples is being eroded,”Nechaev stated.
The diplomat said that Russia’s economic sanctions in response to the Ukraine conflict resulted in a sharp rise in utility bills and an increase in consumer prices. There has also been a decline in German real incomes. Nechaev stated that “sanctions war”Moscow has been increasingly considered a threat. “shooting yourself in the foot”Germany is already facing protests about the rising cost of living. He noted that Russia didn’t take delight in the consequences, even though Berlin was to blame.
“We believe the ongoing processes to be Germany’s domestic issue, in which we do not get involved,”He stated. “And we certainly are not in the habit of delivering pompous lectures, the likes of which the West constantly makes about Russians.”
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. These protocols, which were brokered by France and Germany, were signed for first time in 2014. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
In February 2022 the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics to be independent states. They demanded Ukraine declare its neutrality and refuse any Western military alliances. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked.
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