Berlin: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Berlin would continue financial support for Ukraine, but “no fighter jets” would be delivered.
“We have organized support, as you know, it is about financial assistance that we started many years ago to strengthen the stability of the Ukrainian economy. We have continued this now in a crisis, there is a lot of financial support, we have launched humanitarian efforts, provided all possible military supplies, and as you know, a separate weapon that we informed about. In addition, we must decide very precisely what exactly we are doing, obviously, no fighters jets belong to this,” the chancellor said at a briefing in Berlin when asked whether Berlin supported the delivery of MiG-29 fighters from Poland to Ukraine, and whether they were ready to provide a military base in Ramstein for this.
“We are absolutely united with our partners, especially with transatlantic partners — Canada and the US — that dependence on fossil imports in Europe is completely different than in the US and Canada. Therefore, the things that can be done are different. Everyone knows that we have faced challenges in the short term, we must overcome them if it comes to the point that economic ties in this area will not work the way they have worked in recent years and decades,” Scholz said.
He added that “we have to prepare for such a situation, it will be difficult,” but the government “began it, so we know exactly how difficult it is.”