Putin should acknowledge he can not win Ukraine conflict -Scholz at U.N By Reuters


© Reuters. Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations Normal Meeting at U.N. Headquarters in New York Metropolis, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin will solely hand over his “imperial ambitions” that threat destroying Ukraine and Russia if he acknowledges he can not win the conflict, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz mentioned on Tuesday.

“That is why we is not going to settle for any peace dictated by Russia and that is why Ukraine should be capable to fend off Russia’s assault,” Scholz mentioned in his first tackle to the United Nations Normal Meeting.

The return of imperialism, with Putin’s conflict on Ukraine, was not only a catastrophe for Europe however for the worldwide, rules-based peace order, the chancellor mentioned. He referred to as on the U.N. to defend this from those that would like a world the place the “robust rule the weak”.

“Will we watch helpless as some need to catapult us again right into a world order the place conflict is a typical technique of politics, unbiased nations should be part of their stronger neighbors or colonial masters, and prosperity and human rights are a privilege for the fortunate few?” Scholz requested.

“Or can we handle collectively to make sure the multipolar world of the twenty first century stays a multilateral world? My reply, as a German and European, is: we should handle it.”

To raised obtain this finish, the worldwide south wanted a larger say in world affairs, Scholz mentioned. With larger duty would come larger conviction, he mentioned.

Western allies have been competing with Russia for diplomatic affect because the Kremlin started its invasion on Feb. 24.

Scholz introduced Berlin would host a convention on the reconstruction of Ukraine on Oct. 25. Germany would assist the Kyiv authorities with the “huge price of rebuilding the nation”, Scholz mentioned.

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