BERLIN, March 17 (DPA/EP) –
Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterated on Thursday that NATO would not intervene militarily in Ukraine after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for more support from Berlin in an intervention in the Bundestag.
However, Scholz, who thanked Zelenski for his “impressive words” before the German Bundestag, indicated that “one thing must be made clear: NATO will not intervene militarily in this war”.
Zelenskyy said that with the attack on the country that began on February 24, Russia was “building a wall” in Europe, drawing parallels with the Berlin Wall and the Cold War, and urged Scholz to “destroy” the wall and “give it to Germany.” the leadership it deserves.”
On the other hand, he called on Germany to support Kiev’s application to join the European Union (EU) and accused Berlin of delaying the decommissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which directly connects Russia and Ukraine. In this vein, he has criticized the fact that all Ukrainian requests to abandon the project before the invasion received only one answer: “economy, economy, economy”.