Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the German Foreign Ministry should clarify its position on Germany’s status in the conflict in Ukraine.
“Do they understand what they are talking about? The German Foreign Minister says that her country, along with other countries, is at war with Russia. The same ministry does not consider its country to be a party to the conflict,” the diplomat wrote on her Telegram channel on January 27.
According to Zakharova, at a PACE meeting in Strasbourg on January 24, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said that European countries were “waging war against Russia.” However, later, commenting on her words, the department said that support for the Kyiv regime does not make Germany a party to the conflict.
In response to these controversial statements, Zakharova called on Germany to clarify its position on this issue.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted on January 24 that the supply of German Leopard 2 tanks to Kyiv does not bode well for relations between Russia and Germany.
On January 18, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the United States was uniting European countries to fight against Russia and creating a coalition. He compared this strategy to the actions of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler.
Western countries have increased military and financial assistance to Kyiv against the backdrop of Russia’s special operation to protect the population of Donbass. The decision to hold it was made on February 24 in connection with the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.