Germany will not yet look for an opportunity to hold talks with Vladimir Putin on ending the war in Ukraine. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock in an interview with Axel Springer Media Group. Instead, efforts should be continued so that “Ukraine can win this war”, Deutsche Welle quoted her as saying.
“I wish we had an agreement. But at the moment it’s not about what we want, it’s about facing reality”, she said.
The FRG foreign minister assured that every day of the war her country does everything possible to help Ukraine in its struggle. “Unfortunately, we do not know how to conjure – then this war would have already ended”, the minister complained. She emphasized the need to focus on areas of assistance where Germany can be most effective.
In particular, Berbock noted that a huge area of the country is mined and therefore equipment is needed to overcome minefields. She called the details of the equipment needed and how to succeed in this area confidential and showed willingness to work with Ukraine on this issue.
A representative of Kyiv, brother of the city’s mayor and former world boxing champion Volodymyr Klitschko, in a joint interview with Berbok, urged Berlin not to weaken its support for Ukraine even in the event of a protracted conflict. He emphasized that endurance plays a crucial role in fighting the Russian invasion and asked German partners to continue supporting Ukraine in difficult times.