Berlin (DTS News Agency) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) discussed the situation in Ukraine with international partners on German Unity Day. Deputy government spokesman Wolfgang Buchner said that the heads of state and government of Italy, Japan, Canada, Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States were among the participants.
European Union Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna also participated in the meeting. Buchner said the conversation focused on the “firm conviction of all concerned” to support Ukraine “in its defensive battle against Russian aggression for as long as possible.” Other participants also provided details of the phone call: for example, Michel said they were “united and ready” to provide Ukraine with additional military equipment as well as financial and political support. “Peace and security in Ukraine are synonymous with peace and security in Europe,” Michel said.
Meanwhile, von der Leyen said Europe’s support for Ukraine was “unwavering.” According to Stoltenberg, the call was chaired by US President Joe Biden.
Photo: Olaf Schulz (archive), via DTS news agency
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