German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in general, is a funny person, Federation Council Senator Sergei Tsekov believes. It is clear that the Germans will try not to be the guarantors of Ukraine's security, the official said.
Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz grinned during a press conference following the G7 summit after a foreign journalist asked to specify what security guarantees the West was going to provide to Ukraine after the Russian special operation.
In February, Scholz found it funny when he was told about genocide in eastern Ukraine, Sergei Tsekov said, lenta.ru reports.
"It is difficult to judge by his laughter what he had in mind. One can only guess. Yet, they are afraid of being the guarantors of Ukraine's security — that's a fact. They understand that in this way they can be drawn into a war with Russia. They will never want this to happen, under no circumstances. They will try not to be the security guarantors, I have no doubt about it," Federation Council Senator Sergei Tsekov said.
In his opinion, it is only Russia that can give Ukraine real security guarantees. Security guarantees from the West will only be about one thing — providing arms to Ukraine so that it, conditionally, could fight with Russia.
"Ukraine may have other conflicts, with Poland, for instance. We can see Poland is clearly laying claim to western regions of Ukraine. Let's say, at some point, it actually gets those western regions of Ukraine under its control. It is unlikely that the majority of Ukrainian citizens will like this, and a conflict between Ukraine and Poland may spark, so how can Germany be the security guarantor here?”said Tsekov.
Scholz's reaction to the question of security guarantees for Ukraine caused outrage in the German media. The Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported that many journalists and social media users called such an act disrespectful and arrogant.
By summer, the Russian army may break through Ukrainian defences, reach Odessa and liberate Transnistria. The West will only “condemn” Russia's actions and continue supporting Chisinau in words