Germany must be ready to support Ukraine more, Scholz says
On December 9, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the country should prepare for greater and longer-term support for Ukraine in the war against Russia
Scholz said this during a speech at the congress of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, DW reports.
In his opinion, Germany should be ready to increase assistance to Ukraine if "other allies weaken".
"This war is probably not going to end anytime soon. It is therefore important that we can do what is necessary for a long time, namely to continue to support Ukraine in its defence campaign," the chancellor said.
Scholz also said that he would support further military assistance to Ukraine, as Russian leader Vladimir Putin "should not expect us to back down".
- Earlier, German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said that there is a delay in the supply of weapons to Ukraine, as the industry is not keeping up with demand. He promised to increase arms production.