Merkel does not want “forced peace” between Ukraine and Russia
The ex-Chancellor of Germany does not intend to help in a peaceful settlement of the current war.
For almost four months, the ex-Chancellor of Germany did not comment on the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, which began shortly after her own resignation from office.
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not want a “forced peace” between Ukraine and Russia and does not intend to participate in the peace process. She stated this in an interview with the Italian edition of Corriere della Sera.
According to Merkel, now the question of her participation in the peace process is “not worth it,” and she does not know exactly how the war should end.
“This will eventually end with negotiations. Wars end at the negotiating table. There is a difference between a forced peace, which I, like many others, do not want, and an open and friendly conversation,” the ex-chancellor said.
At the same time, Merkel again repeated her recently voiced assertion that the Minsk Agreements gave Ukraine time to prepare for a new Russian invasion.
“Ukraine used this period to become stronger, which we see today. The country of 2014/15 is not the country it is today. And I doubt that NATO then could have done much to help Ukraine like this happening today,” she said.
Merkel declared her solidarity with the Ukrainians, but at the same time expressed confidence that her 15-year rapprochement with the Russian Federation and blocking Ukraine’s advancement in NATO was correct.
Recently, Merkel began to argue that the Minsk agreements were allegedly needed to give Ukraine time to prepare for war with the Russian Federation. At the same time, it is known that Merkel, while serving as Chancellor, personally blocked any arms supplies to Ukraine.