May 22, 2024

Rockets | Olaf Scholz is causing outrage in Great Britain

A British MP reacted angrily to Olaf Scholz's comments about Western soldiers in Ukraine. Did the president release intelligence information publicly?

Recent statements by President Olaf Scholes (SPD) about Western soldiers in Ukraine have sparked outrage in Great Britain. This was reported by the Telegraph newspaper. Accordingly, Tobias Ellwood, a member of the House of Commons, accused Shawls of “serious misuse of intelligence”. Scholz wanted to distract from “Germany's reluctance to equip Ukraine with its own long-range missile system,” said Ellwood, who previously chaired the House of Commons' defense committee.

Ellwood responded to Scholz's comments on Monday. The president rejected the offer of German Taurus cruise missiles, justifying it by saying that he did not want to send German soldiers to Ukraine to handle the missiles. Scholz added: “Germany cannot do what the British and French do in terms of target control and support for target control.”

France and Great Britain have not confirmed the use

Representative Ellwood considers this a betrayal of military secrets. Ellwood said Scholz's statements “will undoubtedly be used by Russia to further escalate the escalation spiral.” A “small number” of British soldiers will take part in medical training in Ukraine, the British Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.

British concerns about the safety of their workers are growing

In France, it was never officially revealed whether French soldiers in Ukraine were helping to plan the cruise missiles. Until now, France was said to be training Ukrainian soldiers in neighboring countries of the country attacked by France or Russia. Reaction to Scholes's statements was cautious. “We would like to remind you that as far as the German chancellor's statements are concerned, everyone acts within the framework they deem appropriate,” the Paris foreign ministry said on Thursday. “Our goal is the same: to fail Russia.”

According to the Telegraph, Scholes' statements in the British government have raised concerns about the safety of diplomats and other personnel in Ukraine. In addition, according to the government, the risk of Russian secret service operations on British soil may now increase, the Telegraph quoted security sources as saying.

German defense expert Maximilian Derhall, a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, told the German Press Agency of Scholz: “He has the ax to NATO's integration” and is jeopardizing cooperation with Ukraine. Making general intelligence findings from our closest allies is a big mistake.