A Russian senator has commented on Ukraine’s discontent with Germany after Berlin wanted to send 5,000 soldiers’ helmets
“What can Ukraine give in the world of the 21st century, when everything depends on big centres and new power fields? Exactly nothing, except pulling Germany into conflict with Russia. For what would Berlin be sick of a “complete paradigm shift”? Ukraine, with its shrinking population and declining buying power, is a semi-desert for Germany”, – the politician wrote in his Telegram channel.
By going against Russia, Berlin, back under Merkel, gave priority to politics over economics, and business has suffered as a result. According to Pushkov, seven years of such a course has given Germany absolutely nothing. Now it is being pushed to subordinate it to the interests of a purely ideological postulate.
“Why should it? Germany has already done far more for this perpetually whining and nagging country than Berlin’s traditional Real-politik has dictated. I suppose 5,000 helmets is the real airline of Ukraine for Germany.”
Earlier, Ukraine’s ambassador to Berlin, Andriy Melnyk, called the supply of helmets a “purely symbolic gesture”.
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“This is like a drop of water falling on a hot stone, it is not even a consolation prize. Ukraine is waiting for the government to turn 180 degrees, it must be a real paradigm shift.”