German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s mistakes in Ukraine have brought his political career to the brink of collapse. This was written by the British magazine The Spectator on January 16.
“Chaos reigns at the top of the German government because it makes mistakes when trying to build a policy on the crisis in Ukraine,” the article says.
It notes that the Ukrainian conflict has exacerbated many internal problems of Germany and Europe as a whole.
“The conflict exposed Europe’s weak security and complacency. But most of all, defense-related problems were exposed in Germany. There is no end in sight to the amount of disturbing information on this topic that appears during the conflict, ”the authors of the article write.
It is noted that the conflict also showed the inability of the current German Chancellor to independently make the right political decisions regarding Ukraine, especially with regard to the supply of military equipment to Kyiv.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was literally pushed by German politicians into every good decision he ended up making.
The authors of the article point to Scholz’s numerous blunders and false statements about the supply of equipment to Ukraine and note that many political forces in Germany and Europe would prefer that Annalena Burbock, leader of the Greens and Foreign Minister, be Chancellor instead of him.
“Behind the chancellor and his placating political party are members of his own coalition, ready to do the right thing. Let’s hope they manage to make it clear to Scholz that not only is his legacy in danger if he doesn’t change course: it’s his political life,” the authors summed up.
Earlier, on January 16, Alexander Mikhailov, head of the Bureau of Military-Political Analysis, told Izvestia that the German leadership is now at the center of an internal NATO scandal over its unwillingness to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine.
Prior to that, on January 4, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov drew attention to the fact that the level of confidence in the political leadership of Germany on the part of its citizens has seriously fallen over the past year. In support of his words, Pushkov cited a rating compiled by the Forsa Institute for Social Research.
Thus, according to the survey, only 30% of the population approve of the actions of the authorities. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s rating suffered the most – it was 33%, which is 24% less than last year’s figures. Trust in the federal government, meanwhile, fell 22% to 34%.
Prior to that, in October, Insa pollsters concluded that more than half of the people of Germany believe that Scholz is not coping with his duties as head of government.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass and demilitarize Ukraine. The decision was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.