Although German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has ruled out arms supplies to Ukraine, a multibillion-dollar aid package to stabilize Ukraine’s economy could be a good start for Berlin’s support for Kyiv.
This was announced by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk to the German edition N-TVUkrinform reports.
“Ukraine wants Scholz to announce a billion-euro aid package in Kyiv to support Ukraine’s stability. The federal government must take on the political guarantees of German investment in Ukraine. In addition, Berlin must launch a program to reduce interest rates for Ukrainian companies to stimulate the economy.” – it is said in the message.
Melnyk also reaffirmed Ukraine’s demands for the development of German weapons and called for support for Ukraine’s aspirations to join the EU.
“Ukraine wants to be an equal partner, not a petitioner. Ukraine wants to speak openly with Germany, looking into each other’s eyes, so that the Germans do not constantly show so much awe of Russia out of fear. It’s time for German politicians to take off their Russian glasses when it comes to Ukraine, “Mel said in an interview with Deutschlandfunk.
Melnyk hopes that the forthcoming visit of Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Kyiv will give a new start to bilateral relations and investment guarantees.
According to Ukrinform, on February 4, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will pay a working visit to Ukraine.
however, he is scheduled to meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as Zelensky and Scholz to meet with media representatives.