Scholz told Putin that Ukraine would not join NATO for a long time.
23:42, Sunday, 21 August, 2022
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday that he had assured President Vladimir Putin before the special operation that there was no threat to Russia from NATO. About author Die Welt. According to the German chancellor, he also discussed the issue of Ukraine’s membership in the alliance with Putin and promised that “this will not happen in the next 30 years”. Scholz did not specify exactly when the meeting with a colleague took place. Before the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine, the German chancellor met with the Russian president on December 21 and arrived in Moscow on February 15 to discuss the Ukrainian crisis. Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass on February 24. Putin described his mandate as “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime.” According to the head of state, the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee Russia’s security.