German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not abandon his “imperial ambitions” that threaten to destroy Ukraine and Russia unless he realizes he cannot win the war.
“That’s why we won’t accept a peace dictated by Russia, and that’s why Ukraine must be able to repel a Russian attack,” Schultz added in his first speech to the UN General Assembly.
The chancellor said that the resurgence of imperialism, with Putin’s war on Ukraine, is a disaster not only for Europe, but also for the rules-based global peace system. He urged the United Nations to defend itself against those who prefer a world where “the strong rule the weak”.
“We watch helplessly as some wish to return us to a world order where war is a common means of politics, where independent nations must align themselves with their more powerful neighbors or colonial overlords, and where prosperity and human rights are the privilege of privileged. . some.” some?”
“Or will we succeed together in ensuring that the multipolar world remains a multipolar world in the 21st century? My answer, as a German and as a European, is: we must succeed”.
To advance this goal, says Schultz, the Global South must play a greater role in global affairs.
Western allies have been vying for diplomatic influence with Russia since the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Schultz announced that Berlin will host a conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine on 25 October. According to him, Germany will help the Kyiv government “with the enormous costs of rebuilding the country”.
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