Ukraine War Combat Speech: Olaf Scholz Was Never Seen Like This – Home Politics

Really applies Chancellor Olaf Scholz (63, SPD) also calm and deliberate – but on Sunday he really got going at a May Day rally in Düsseldorf.

Scholz appeared emotionally and loudly at the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) lunchtime demonstration – and defended him Arms deliveries to Ukraine.

The Chancellor launched to the assistance: “We will continue to support Ukraine – with money, with humanitarian aid, but it must also be said: we will support it so that it can defend itself with deliveries weapons”.

He respects every pacifism and attitude, Scholz continued. And then shouted combatively: “But it must seem cynical to a Ukrainian citizen to be told to defend himself against Putin’s unarmed aggression.” It’s old fashioned !”

The reason for the chancellor’s offensive speech: Counter-protesters had also gathered in front of the stage. They protested his appearance with whistles, calling him a “liar” and a “warmonger”.


It was probably this group of counter-protesters that angered ScholzFoto: David Young/dpa

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It was probably this group of counter-protesters that angered ScholzPhoto: David Young/dpa

However, Scholz’s speech can also be understood as a reaction to an open letter from around 30 celebrities. They called on him on Friday to stop delivering heavy weapons to Ukraine. Otherwise, there would be a threat of World War III, they wrote.

Its Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann, renounced Twitter praise for the speech to trade unionists. He wrote: ‘I think today Chancellor Olaf Scholz had a real Helmut Schmidt appearance. The ex-Chancellor († 96) was known for his clear words.

Scholz still hesitant when it comes to supporting Ukraine

But it’s also a fact: Scholz has been acting hesitantly since Kremlin tyrant Vladimir Putin (69) launched the major attack on Ukraine in late February.

More recently, CDU leader Friedrich Merz (66) accused him of “hesitation” and “anxiety” over the Ukraine crisis.

So far, for example, the Chancellor has refrained from visiting the war zone. According to information from BILD, because the SPD in particular was stung after Chairman Frank-Walter Steinmeier was not invited by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj (44).

But the Greens ministers would not move either because, as BILD learned, they wanted to form a united front. Merz, on the other hand, wants to go to Kyiv on Monday.

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