Merkel refuses to apologize for her Russia policy

The politician said that she does not consider herself guilty of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Merkel was very restrained in public statements and speeches / photo REUTERS
Merkel was very restrained in public statements and speeches / photo REUTERS

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel did not apologize for her policy towards Russia.

The politician said that she does not consider herself guilty of Russia’s attack on Ukraine in an interview with the German publication  Spiegel .

Since the end of her chancellorship in early December last year, Merkel has been very reserved in her public statements and speeches.

When asked by reporters if she could have done more or done something differently to prevent war, Merkel replied: “I don’t blame myself.” However, she also stated: “It was not possible to create a security architecture that could prevent this.”

I don’t feel like I should say, “That was wrong,” and so I won’t apologize,” she said in an interview with Spiegel.

According to Merkel, she blocked the granting of a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine in 2008, because “Ukraine was then a different country, it was very divided in the field of domestic politics,” and Russia would prevent accelerated entry, which “didn’t work would be beneficial.”

Merkel signaled that relations with Putin had deteriorated significantly since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. “It was a deep cut,” she said. Now she calls for increased military containment of Russia. “It’s the only language that Putin understands.”

Recall, as the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany says , statements about the political responsibility of the former leadership, which has put the country in risky dependence on Russia, are already being heard in German society.

(C)UNIAN 2022

3 comments

  1. “she does not consider herself guilty of Russia’s attack on Ukraine…..”

    Of course not, she is a participant; a fully fledged putinazi agent.

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  2. You are as guilty as hell Merkel. Who was it that rewarded the Russian invasion of Ukraine with a gas pipeline, to further the EU dependency on Russian gas? Who was it that forced Ukraine to sign a Russian made Minsk agreement, twice?

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  3. There is no reason to list the reasons why this fat, sack of shit is guilty on all counts, why she has blood dripping from her hands, why she caused so much damage, not only to Ukraine, but to the EU and even Germany. She is – or was – one of the world’s worst politicians, a dishonorable, deceitful, incompetent hag. This is her legacy … if she admits anything or not.

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