German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed, on Sunday, that his country would not allow a transformation The war in Ukraine To a conflict between Russia and NATO, after meeting the Chilean President as part of his tour in Latin America.
“We have contributed to ensuring that there will be no escalation of the conflict, because that would have disastrous consequences for the whole world. It would lead, for example, to a war between Russia and NATO countries, which will not happen, and we will prevent it with all our efforts. We have succeeded so far and we will continue to do so,” Scholz said. .
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Chilean President – Reuters
“It’s about supporting Ukraine, it’s about having a serious discussion to make the decisions that need to be taken, and this shouldn’t be a competition (to see) who sends more weapons,” he added.
Schultz said in Santiago de Chile that he and US President Joe Biden refuse to “send troops to Ukraine” to avoid an escalation of the conflict.
The German chancellor also said on Sunday that his country would not send fighter jets to Ukraine. After several weeks of hesitation, Berlin agreed to send 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
“No country supports Ukraine more than Germany”
The German leader indicated that his country “provided support, like other countries, in the form of financial and humanitarian shipments and weapons. This is our commitment.”
“There is no country that supports Ukraine more than Germany,” Scholz stressed.
For his part, Chilean President Gabriel Boric promised to “contribute to peace” through a “multilateral” solution.
The German Chancellor arrived on Saturday afternoon in Buenos Aires as part of his tour in Latin America, and visited Chile on Sunday before heading from Monday to Wednesday to Brazil, the largest economy on the continent.
In doing so, he will be the first Western leader to meet Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva since his re-election.