Scholz claims that aid to Ukraine will continue despite the budget crisis in Germany

Olaf Scholz / Photo EPA-EFE/ANDREAS GORA / POOL

Despite the budget crisis facing the German government, Chancellor Olaf Scholz sought to assure Ukraine of continued support in its fight against the ongoing Russian invasion.

Germany will continue to support Ukraine financially and with the delivery of weapons, Scholz said at today's conference of his Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin.

He stated that Germany must remain in a position to continue its support for Ukraine and even increase aid if necessary. The government will make decisions "that will keep us in a position to continue to do that".

Russian President Vladimir Putin "should not and must not" expect Germany to reduce aid to Ukraine, Scholz stressed.

By total value, Germany is the second largest supplier of military aid to Ukraine behind the United States, including battle tanks, heavy artillery and air defense systems.

Scholz's government is grappling with how to plug a huge 17 billion euro ($18 billion) hole in next year's budget as a result of a historic court ruling that scrapped debt-backed spending plans.

 

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