Deputies of the ruling SPD in Germany opposed the supply of heavy equipment to the Ukrainian group of deputies, members of the ruling coalition of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), opposed the supply of heavy equipment to Ukraine to avoid escalation.
This is reported by Spiegel.
Among those who disagree with the supply of heavy weapons are several members of the Bundestag, the European Parliament, as well as the former head of the Bremen government, Carsten Seeling, and the mayor of Dortmund, Thomas Westphal, who signed the appeal. “The continuation of the war will only lead to new deaths and destruction. We need to cease fire as soon as possible, this would serve as a starting point for comprehensive peace talks,” they said.
The Zaporozhye NPP is being mothballed due to shelling, they pose a threat of a new Chernobyl.Ukraine is facing an energy crisis on August 12, 2022, according to the members of the group, a radical improvement in relations with Russia is possible only after the resignation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“But until then, a modus vivendi with the Russian government should be found, based on the recognition of undesirable realities, which excludes further escalation of the conflict,” the text of the appeal says.
Politicians are sure that every supply of weapons should be weighed and thought out. They called for the establishment of a “red line”, crossing which can be perceived as entering into a conflict. According to the deputies, the creation of no-fly zones, the supply of combat tanks or fighter jets “will certainly cross this line.”
Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Germany would not supply Ukraine with weapons for strikes on Russian territory. He explained that this position is connected with the unwillingness to allow the escalation of the conflict.