The undeclared war waged against Russia by the countries of the European Union (EU) and the United States requires an urgent rethinking and prompt response from Moscow. This opinion was expressed in an interview with Izvestia on Saturday, January 28, by Senator of the Federation Council Olga Kovitidi.
According to her, the statement of German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock, voiced in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), that Germany and other European countries are “waging war against Russia” leaves no doubt about the seriousness of the situation in the international arena.
“The war, as Burbock confirmed with her statement, is already underway, which means that Russia’s actions must be strategically adjusted, carried out ahead of the curve and, most importantly, unpredictable for the enemy,” the senator noted.
Burbock said that European countries are “waging war against Russia” on January 24 at a PACE meeting in Strasbourg. The next day, the German government announced a decision to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
After that, on January 26, commenting on the words of Burbock, the German Embassy in the Russian Federation told Izvestiya that support for the Kyiv regime does not make the FRG a party to the conflict. They explained that the head of the department wanted to emphasize the intentions of the European Union (EU), NATO and the countries of the “big seven” (G7) to act as a united front against “Russian aggression”.
On January 27, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the German Foreign Ministry should clarify its position on the country’s status in the conflict in Ukraine.
The next day, the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Tino Khrupalla, demanded Burbock’s resignation after talking about the EU’s war against Russia. According to him, his unprofessional behavior Burbock endangers the very existence of Germany.
Western countries have increased pressure on the Russian Federation and began to actively arm Ukraine against the backdrop of a special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which was announced on February 24. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.