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Russia Hawks Criticise German Stance On Ukraine Crisis: WSJ


WSJreporting that a number of countries in the western alliance are becoming increasingly aggreived towards the German gov't with regards to its stance on the Ukraine crisis. The report carries a comment from an unnamed senior US diplomat stating that, "It’s easy to justify one action or one policy, but when you take them all together, you get a narrative that Germany is not being a reliable partner…There is a sense that Germany is not only wavering, it’s actively taking steps to prevent help,”

  • Toomas Hedrik Ilves, former President of Estonia, said with regards to Germany sustained committment to Nord Stream II that “To say, ‘We owe this massive geostrategic gas infrastructure to Russia despite opposition from our partners,’ is the most bizarre justification of mercantile policies,”
  • The centre-left SPD-Green-FDP coalition of Chancellor Olaf Scholz has come in for criticism from the right, with Norbert Rottgen, a CDU Bundestag member and former chair of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee stated that “Chancellor Scholz needs to make it clear he understands the historic significance of this moment, or he risks gambling away Germany’s reputation as a reliable partner of the west.”

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