Berlin doesn’t want to meddle in Russia’s home affairs, the chancellor has mentioned
Germany has no intention to intervene in Russia’s inside affairs, Chancellor Olaf Scholz advised journalists in Brussels on Thursday, every week following the failed armed riot launched by the Wagner personal army firm.
Berlin can solely “observe” the occasions in Russia from a distance, Scholz mentioned on the sidelines of an EU summit. He added that Germany had nothing to do with the short-lived mutiny that passed off in Russia final weekend.
“We’re not a celebration to what’s taking place in Russia,” the chancellor mentioned, including that “our objective is just not … a regime change in Russia.” As an alternative, Berlin seeks to proceed to assist Ukraine in its struggle towards Moscow, he mentioned.
On June 23, Wagner chief Evgeny Prigozhin accused the Russian Protection Ministry of launching a lethal missile strike on one of many group’s camps, vowing retaliation. The ministry denied the allegation. The Wagner troops then occupied a part of the southern Russian metropolis of Rostov-on-Don and among the group’s parts sought to march on Moscow. Prigozhin halted the march the following day in change for safety ensures as a part of a deal brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Scholz reaffirmed that NATO would defend its members in Jap Europe in case of a possible escalation with Belarus. Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the meantime, has just lately mentioned that it might be a “destructive sign” for his nation if Prigozhin and a few remnants of the Wagner Group would relocate to Belarus as a part of the association to finish the mutiny.
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