On Monday, German Chancellor Olaf Schultz visited the Ukrainian capital Kiev to resolve the crisis. He is scheduled to visit Moscow on Tuesday.
Olaf Schultz visited Washington and Paris last week with the aim of finding a peaceful solution to the war.
Diplomatic efforts have been underway for a week to resolve the Ukraine crisis. As part of this effort, German Chancellor Olaf Schultz visited Kiev on Monday. There he met with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Olaf Schultz is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today.
Following talks with the Ukrainian president in Kiev, the German chancellor called for more financial assistance to Ukraine. The German chancellor has promised another 150 million euros in financial aid to Ukraine.
However, Olaf Schultz has ruled out Ukraine joining NATO soon. At the same time, he has ruled out the possibility of supplying German anti-tank missiles in response to Kiev’s demands.
The chancellor did not elaborate on Ukraine’s demand for arms supplies to Germany. He only referred to German law on arms exports in crisis areas.
President Vladimir Zelensky has repeatedly criticized Germany over its policy towards Ukraine. Then yesterday Olaf Schultz had a meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukraine has repeatedly criticized Germany’s refusal to supply arms. German Chancellor Olaf Schultz said in Berlin on Sunday that Germany did not want to supply deadly weapons in areas that pose a serious threat to European peace.
Andrei Melnik, Ukraine’s ambassador to Berlin, said yesterday that the threat of war was growing. He called on Ukraine to provide German weapons and anti-tank missiles to protect it from Russian aggression.
Ambassador Andrei Melnik requested Germany to provide 12,000 anti-tank missiles and 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine in case of emergency, including heavy weapons.
Ambassador Andre Melnik said war was becoming increasingly inevitable. He fears a bomb blast near the Ukrainian capital, Damascus, in the next few days.
Before leaving for Moscow, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was ready for a meaningful dialogue with Russia. He will draw the attention of President Putin to the possible consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.