The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has launched a scathing attack on the interview given by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tucker Carlson of Fox News. In his post on Twitter, Scholz described Putin’s comments as “mockery” and a “completely absurd explanation” of the situation in Ukraine.
Putin had warned that Russia will not allow Ukraine to win the war and that its defeat is impossible. However, Scholz said that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are clear and that Germany remains firmly on the side of Ukraine. He met with US President Joe Biden on Friday to request additional funds for Ukraine and accused Putin of “telling a lot of lies” in his interview with Carlson.
Scholz also criticized Russia’s behavior in Ukraine and accused it of imperialism. He reiterated Germany’s support for Ukraine and urged its European partners to increase their aid to the country. The European Union recently agreed to provide €50 billion in aid to Ukraine until 2027, with Germany being the second largest contributor after the United States.