German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday said Berlin and Paris would support Ukraine in its fight against Russian occupation, and would not allow Europe to revert back to “hatred and national rivalries.”
“We will continue to provide Ukraine with all the support its needs for as long as necessary. Together, as Europeans, to defend our European peace project,” he said while on a visit to Paris to celebrate 60 years of landmark Franco-German Elysee Treaty.
Scholz’s remarks come amid increasing pressure on Germany to deliver battle tanks to Ukraine. Berlin has been hesitant to send the highly advanced, German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine or allow other nations to transfer them.
Poland has repeatedly slammed Berlin over its hesitant stance.
“Germany’s attitude is unacceptable. It…