Stating that they agreed at the G-7 to continue to coordinate the sanctions of Western countries against Russia and to close the legal loopholes in the sanctions, Scholz said, “Today we have committed more measures and we want to implement them within the EU with the 10th package of sanctions and take the necessary steps. ” used the phrase.
Noting that the G-7 had assured Ukraine “financial support and arms supply” as long as necessary, Scholz reiterated that Russian troops should withdraw from Ukraine and that it would not be possible to negotiate an end to the war without this step.
Olaf Scholz also stated that Germany has increased the number of Leopard 2 A6 type main battle tanks it has committed to supply to Ukraine from 14 to 18.
Shcolz’s visit to India
Prime Minister Olaf Scholz will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, the capital of India, on Saturday.
One of the main topics of the meeting will be the Russia-Ukraine war, in which India plays a neutral role. During the visit, the exchange of skilled workers, energy cooperation and the joint fight against climate change are expected to be the other topics to be discussed.
India was among the countries that abstained yesterday when the United Nations General Assembly (UNSC) approved the draft resolution calling for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine “without reservation, unconditional and immediately”.
The South Asian country, which has the largest population after China, is in close cooperation with Russia economically and militarily. Western countries want to sell weapons to India, which buys Russian weapons.
Good relations with the rising power in South Asia seem more important for Germany at the moment. India is seen as an indispensable ally in reducing Germany’s economic dependence on China.
According to reports in the Indian media, the Indian government wants to establish a production facility for submarines and is looking for international cooperation partners. It is claimed that India can cooperate with the German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.