The German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, has vowed that the German government will continue in its full support of Ukraine, despite its own people suffering from skyrocketing gas prices and struggling to prepare for a brutal winter.
At an event in Prague hosted by the NGO Forum 2000, Baerbock pledged that Germany will continue to support Ukraine in its fight with Russia “no matter what German voters think.”
“If I give the promise to people in Ukraine – ‘We stand with you, as long as you need us’ – then I want to deliver. No matter what my German voters think, but I want to deliver to the people of Ukraine,” she said, openly disregarding the citizens’ concerns in her own country.
“We are facing now a wintertime where we will be challenged as democratic politicians,” continued Baerbock. “People will go on the street and say ‘We cannot pay our energy prices,’ and I will say ‘Yes I know, so we help you with social measures.’ But I don’t want to say, ‘Okay then we stop the sanctions against Russia.’ We will stand with Ukraine, and this means the sanctions will stay also in wintertime, even if it gets really tough for politicians.”
Although she was elected by the Germans who pay her salary, Baerbock has decided that she doesn’t need to listen to the needs of the people she was elected to serve.
German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock says protests against energy costs and opposition to German support of the conflict will not deter the government from supporting Ukraine "no matter what my German voters think."
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