‘Don’t sacrifice Germany for Ukraine’ – German trade association asks Chancellor Scholz to end sanctions against Russia to save economy

Signatories of the open letter say Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world

In an open letter, the Halle-Saalekreis district craftworkers’ trade association in Saxony-Anhalt called on Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) to stop all sanctions against Russia and to start negotiations to end the war against Ukraine. The open letter is available on the editorial network Germany (RND) and has 16 signatories from all guilds.

“We would like to begin by emphasizing that Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a clear violation of Article 2 of the U.N. Charter and is viewed and criticized by us as a serious crime,” the letter said. However, this war did not start on Feb. 24, 2022, the letter reads. In addition, the craftworkers’ association is “justifiably concerned. Concerned about the future of our children and grandchildren, worried about the continued existence of our businesses, and worried about our country.”

The letter goes on: “We as craftsmen know from many discussions with our customers that the vast majority are not willing to sacrifice their hard-earned standard of living for Ukraine. It’s not our war either!”

According to a publication by Transparency International Germany, Ukraine will rank 122nd in terms of corruption in 2021, a fact the letter points to in supporting its argument.

“No other European country does worse here,” wrote the signatories, who state that under no circumstances can one speak of a flawless democratic state in the case of Ukraine. The signatories therefore ask: “And you want to put Germany at risk for this?”

Germany has seen inflation explode higher, with electricity prices tripling in a year as sanctions against Russia have led to a record increase in gas prices, There are now fears of mass bankruptcies, layoffs, and an energy crisis that could spiral out of control in the winter.

5 comments

  1. “According to a publication by Transparency International Germany, Ukraine will rank 122nd in terms of corruption in 2021, a fact the letter points to in supporting its argument.”

    If the Krauts are concerned about corruption, why do these creatures keep shooting themselves in the foot? They want to do business with a country placed at 136 on the corruption index?

  2. In 1991, Germany did not “reunify.” The west reversed into the east and became a RuZZian asset. Scum like Merkel and Scholz were brought up as Russians. They conspired to make Germany dependent on Russia, thus making putler’s Holocaust inevitable.
    RuZZia cannot be defeated unless the Budapest signatories and Poland acknowledge the fact that the world is not going to help Ukraine and therefore take the necessary action between themselves to crush Russia.

    Daniel McAllister just said on LinkedIn :

    “THE RUSSO war criminals have closed down all flights in the missile corridors as it prepares to hit Ukraine on Ukraine independence day with a mass murder of civilians . While Europe says come on in happy holidays in Europe.”

    #kyiv #rusianwarcrimes #putinwarcriminal #russianinvasionofukraine #russianterrorism

    What steps have the allies taken to avert or at least minimise the horror of putler’s pending mass murder spree?

    • I think it is a bit of an exaggeration to say the West reversed into the East. But I agree with the point I think you want to make.

      Nothing was done to prevent former SED politicians and other scum to gain influence in politics and in the corporate sphere.

      I think what should have been done, and maybe still should be done, is a GDR tribunal to actively persecute former STASI and former politicians personel and at least make sure people loyal to the former Eastern European government cannot hold government posts and be in the board of large organisations.

      For example, the chair of the Nord Stream project is a high ranking Stasi guy.

      There really wasn’t proper lustration law. Some people were persecuted, but not systematically.

      I think a lot went wrong during the Wende and a lot of damage was done unnecessarily. Forgiving the past human right violations was one of them, and I think the other main mistake they made is to have too little patience with making Eastern German companies ready to compete in the free market.

      There were loads of companies that had a lot of potential or were even ahead of their times, but all of these companies were shut down regardless on what potential they had as they were deemed inefficient because “communist”.

      If a company was unprofitable was unprofitable because it was overstaffed, they closed and liquidated it instead of firing staff to make it profitable and make use of the production lines that were already there.

      This way unemployment is still higher in the East, which caused some people to still prefer those times in which the factory they knew was operational and people at least had a job.

      I think the Germans managed to keep the bad parts from the GDR which is cronyism, old networks and ties with Russia, but lost the good parts in terms of capital goods and machinery.

  3. “…the craftworkers’ association is “justifiably concerned. Concerned about the future of our children and grandchildren, worried about the continued existence of our businesses, and worried about our country.”

    What children? What future?
    Germany is worried only about one thing, and that is money. It is already sacrificing itself in other ways. It’s committing self-immolation through not having nearly enough children and allowing everyone from the entire globe to emigrate, in the vast majority low-skilled, ill-educated people. Its education system is already one of the worst in the entire industrialized world. It does not have enough young people to take over jobs of average skill level, let alone those that require a higher skill level. The future German will look like a Brazilian of today. Made in Germany will one day soon have the same meaning as Made in Bangladesh does today. It’s destroying its environment and has deplorable energy policies. And so on and so forth…
    Germany has a LOT of problems, and almost every one is self-made.

What is your opinion?