Merkel, who was the Chancellor of Germany between 2005-2021, made statements at the opening of the Former Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl Foundation.
Referring to Putin’s statement that “Russia can use all available means to defend itself,” Merkel said that Putin’s words should be taken seriously.
“Taking their words seriously, not seeing their statements as bluffs, dealing with them seriously, is by no means a sign of weakness or appeasement, but a sign of political wisdom,” Merkel said. made the statement.
FROM PUTIN TO THE WEST: NUCLEAR IS BLACKAGING
While Russia’s attacks on Ukraine continued on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that partial military mobilization was declared on September 21.
Reacting to the West in his statement, Putin said that the West was blackmailing Russia with nuclear weapons. “I’m telling the West, we have a lot of weapons to respond. This is not a bluff, this is not a bluff,” Putin said.
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