Son of former Chancellor of Germany Brandt proposes peace initiative to Ukraine

View of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. archive photo

The son of Germany’s former Chancellor Brandt came up with the idea of ​​a peace initiative in Ukraine.

MOSCOW, April 1 – RIA Novosti. Historian Peter Brandt, son of former German Chancellor Willy Brandt, spoke He is one of the initiators of calling on Berlin and Paris to involve a number of other countries, including China and India, in mediation for a ceasefire in Ukraine.

Brandt co-authored an article published in the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper. This call was supported by nearly 200 people, including close friends of Willy Brandt and another German Social Democrat, Egon Bahr, who once contributed to the signing of the Moscow Treaty between the USSR and the Federal Republic of Germany.

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The publication states that “the threat of widening hostilities is increasing day by day.” According to the authors, it is necessary to “do everything for a speedy ceasefire”, to find a way to negotiations.

The authors of the appeal “call on Federal Chancellor (Germany) Olaf Scholz to mediate with France, in particular Brazil, China, India and Indonesia, for an immediate ceasefire.”

They noted that “peace can only be concluded on the basis of international law and only with Russia.”

Willy Brandt headed the German government in 1969-1974, becoming the first Social Democrat to hold that post. There is a well-known case of Brandt, who visited Poland on December 7, 1970, kneeling in front of the monument to the heroes and victims of the Warsaw ghetto in Warsaw.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the USA, Britain, France and Germany could not assume the role of impartial mediator in the peace process in Ukraine, since they are parties to the conflict with Russia on the territory of Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that these countries “discredit themselves by supporting the unconstitutional coup in the Square and allowing Kiev to sabotage the Minsk agreements.”

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