In recent weeks, Germany has become an almost daily source of disappointing news for Ukraine, much of which the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has had to comment on.
The most recent example of this is the statement of the former German naval commander Kay-Achim Schoenbach, who said, among other things, that Ukraine would never get Crimea back. Regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said that what Putin wants is respect.
Schoenbach's words circulated the German and Ukrainian media and caused outrage in Ukraine. After a wave of criticism, he stepped down. The statement caused a "huge scandal," and the German ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Kyiv.
German Foreign Ministry chief Annalena Baerbock, Chancellor Scholz, and other German government officials in January 2022 have repeatedly made positions that contradict the U.S. idea of a consolidated Western response to Russia's ultimates and threats.
Berlin is also blocking any other dependent arms supply to Ukraine.
The world media also notes "a host of other signals that point to Berlin's refusal to become part of an active coalition of Western powers in countering the threat from Russia".
Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of "Gazeta Polska" and "Gazeta Polska Codziennie" commented on the situation for the Niezalezna. pl website.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that there is some more or less informal agreement on a new division of spheres of influence between Germany and Russia. Its axis is to overthrow the government in Ukraine and establish a puppet government dependent on Moscow, as well as to try a new political constellation in Warsaw dependent on Berlin,” he says.
As he points out, "together with Ukraine, other post-Soviet countries are to fall into the Kremlin's embrace, and together with Poland, Central Europe is to fall under Berlin's boot”.
“As a result, Germany does not prevent Russia from aggressive actions against Kyiv and activates various types of political and economic mechanisms to change power in Poland. So far, however, instead of a new deal, the threat of war hangs in the air. Neither Ukrainians nor Poles want colonial rule. It seems that these actions of Berlin and Moscow also do not have the authorization of other powers, NATO and EU countries. Berlin, instead of growing its sphere of influence, has let an animal out of its cage that will hurt everyone around it,” Tomasz Sakiewicz points out.
Source: Poland Daily 24, niezalezna.pl