German Foreign Ministry first states its insufficient repentance for war crimes against Ukrainians

The Foreign Minister proposed to make the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries next year a starting point for further deepening of bilateral contacts

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock acknowledged that repentance for war crimes against Ukrainians was not sufficient. She stated this during a video address at the conference of heads of foreign missions of Ukraine, which took place on December 21-22 in Huta, as European Truth reports.

“Our friendship with Ukraine cannot be taken for granted. During World War II, the Germans committed horrific crimes against Ukrainians. These crimes are not as present in German historical consciousness as they should be,” the statement said.

It is noted that Baerbock proposed to mark next year’s anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries as a starting point for further deepening bilateral contacts and rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU.

“I see enormous potential for greater cooperation in the field of green energy. I would like to move forward by addressing our common history,” the German Foreign Minister said.

About 3 million Ukrainians were deported to Germany for slavery. More than 1 million were deported to Siberia, Kazakhstan and the Far East.

Germany pays reparations to affected during the war countries. Recently, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk stated that the Ukrainian side expects compensation for the huge losses of Ukraine’s cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation.

He has also repeatedly criticized Germany’s policy of remembrance in connection with the crimes of Nazism. He even boycotted a commemorative event with the participation of the President of Germany in the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.

In 2020, Melnyk called for a review of German school history programs, as they lack information on Germany’s historical responsibility to Ukraine.

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14 comments

  1. “Germany pays reparations to affected during the war countries. Recently, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk stated that the Ukrainian side expects compensation for the huge losses of Ukraine’s cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation.”

    Yes, then Ukraine need reparations from the nazis on their Eastern border.

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  2. At last! Maybe this new German govt will at least be less repellent, cold-hearted and slippery than the last one.
    Now pay up you fuckers!
    Related : Britain stood alone against nazi tyranny in 1939. When Germany and Russia jointly invaded Poland that year, we were up against two filthy totalitarian regimes. Communist sympathiser FDR was unmoved and determined to stay out. Two years later he joined in, but only after Stalin had switched sides and Japan had attacked Pearl Harbour.
    FDR gave Stalin the equivalent of $350 billion in today’s money, with no expectation of repayment. He gave Britain a similar amount, but we paid back every penny over many years.
    FDR’s price was very high: the destruction of the British empire and simultaneous rebirth and expansion of the Russian empire. Due to his gifting of half of Europe to a ruler as evil as Hitler, 45 years of unnecessary misery and suffering was inflicted.
    Britain, which had sacrificed enormous blood and treasure in the arctic convoys received nothing from Russia; except of course lots of thieving and espionage.
    Britain, Canada and America in 1944 sacrificed enormous amounts of blood and treasure saving the worthless asses of the French, only to be repaid with envy, hatred, bitterness and treachery.
    Time the fucking French paid up too.

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    • I notice she only mentions repentance, not reparations. Words in books mean fuck all, saying you’re sorry means fuck all. Billions in reparations would show they mean what they say. You can’t trust anything a Kraut says, not after they deliberately tried to cut off Ukraine’s gas transit to appease their fellow nazis.

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    • FDR and Churchill also gave up TONS of Ukrainian land to Poland and Russia on both sides of the country. In fact now, where Hitler 2.0 is staging his attacks on Ukraine, was Ukraine before Yalta. Ukrainians remember.
      As Veth has pointed out, it looks like some common sense has arrived to Germany since the corrupt tick stepped down.

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      • Churchill was totally against giving them anything, but was overruled by the much more powerful FDR, backed up by his little pal Stalin. Churchill got only one thing out of it: somehow he managed to persuade Stalin not to occupy Greece. He begged FDR not to give them Poland, but to no avail. Instead FDR secured an agreement from Stalin to give Poland free and fair democratic elections. A few weeks later Russian tanks rolled in and that was the end of that.
        Shortly after, Churchill made his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.
        FDR really was the worst person to be running the US back in 1939. Not dissimilar to what’s happening today.
        There is one decent Dem: Seth Moulton, a liberal not a socialist and an ex-military man, who is advocating for Ukraine, but I don’t know how much juice he has. He could be almost alone.
        As for the krauts, trust none of them. However, this guy Friedrich Merz from the CDU, might be half decent. We’ll see eh?

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          • I hope you had a joyful Christmas redders!
            I’m no historian and am always ready to be corrected. I try to take the same responsibility, as anyone commenting in public should; of being factually correct. If there is anything there that doesn’t sound right, please let me know?

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            • I’ve never read any text or quotes from the negotiations but I know several journalists from Ukraine. I value their opinions and knowledge of history. At first I thought it sounded strange because at least in my circles I’ve never heard anything bad about Churchill. I don’t know why it wasn’t attributed to both Churchill and FDR.
              Yes, thanks for the Christmas message and I hope yours was plentiful and blessed too. My best gift was the surprise that we will have another baby in Ukraine, yea! Its really too bad that we can’t assume our privacy here because of the nature of the enemy but I will tell you my grandbabies have huge dimples 🙂

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              • Agreed, there is nothing bad about Churchill. He is the greatest Englishman and one of the greatest men of all time. On the latter list, FDR would barely be there at all.
                Churchill was demoted to junior partner at Yalta in a pincer move from FDR and Stalin, thus condemning Eastern Europe to another 45 years of misery.
                Congratulations on the addition to your family!
                Level vibes for the new year man!

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                • Roosevelt was just an American. Imagine german (non-prussian) and british (anglian) blood keeps rushing through your veins, it is difficult to take sides (not knowing about concentration camps and the dimension of genocide). America wanted to be friends with both Britain and Germany. It was a strategic mistake, but understandable.

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  3. In all honesty I don’t care about compensation but rather how about start helping Ukraine and Ukrainians in the fight against the megalomaniac in the Kremlin. How about assisting instead of impeding Ukraine’s rise to its rightful place in the world after centuries of abuse. Just a thought

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    • Absolutely, and Ukrainians are not interested in nice words and speeches. Germany has offered a lot of verbal support from Germans like this and then they turn around and refuse to help arm Ukraine so she could defend herself. Even calling such a move, provocative. Since when is self defense provocative?!!!

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  4. “Our friendship with Ukraine cannot be taken for granted. During World War II, the Germans committed horrific crimes against Ukrainians. These crimes are not as present in German historical consciousness as they should be,”
    That’s all fine and dandy, but this won’t help much considering the current state of affairs with Mordor. Much better would be for Germanystan to provide real help for Ukraine to defend itself instead of criticizing it – even when it uses as damned drone to destroy a single artillery piece! Germanystan should also stop hindering Ukraine’s NATO candidacy.

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