The West opposes peace being imposed on Ukraine on someone else’s terms. This was stated on May 26 during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
“There will be no imposed peace, Ukrainians will not accept it, and we will not accept it,” he said, stressing that at the moment society “is going through a turning point.” He was quoted by the 2DF edition.
The Chancellor also drew attention to the fact that NATO member countries will not, under any circumstances, allow themselves to take actions that would make them an active party to the conflict.
He stated that the special operation of the Russian Federation to protect Donbass has been going on for the third month already, and stressed that during all this time no one has taken a decisive step to resolve the conflict.
Scholz voiced a similar opinion before. So, on May 13, the German Chancellor, during a speech at an election rally of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Cologne, already pointed out that Germany would not accept the peace “imposed” on Ukraine by the Russian side.
According to him, in order to achieve peace, Moscow and Kyiv need to come to an understanding.
On May 11, Olaf Scholz phoned Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, during the conversation they discussed the negotiation process between Ukraine and Russia on the special operation of the Russian Federation. It is still relevant to call on Russia to stop the special operation and “restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty” of Ukraine, said the German Chancellor.
Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that contacts between the Russian and Ukrainian sides were underway as part of the negotiation process. On May 6, the Russian Foreign Ministry clarified that Russian-Ukrainian negotiations are in stagnation.
On April 9, German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht, in an interview for the German newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine, said that the state had reached the limit in the supply of weapons to Ukraine from the stocks of the Bundeswehr.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. Moscow explained that the tasks of the special operation include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, the implementation of which is necessary to ensure the security of Russia. The decision was made against the backdrop of aggravation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.