German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock did not answer questions about arms supplies to Ukraine

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said it was important now to prevent further escalation of the situation around Ukraine, while avoiding questions about the possibility of supplying defense weapons to Kyiv.

This was reported by UA with reference to the agency dpa.

During the interview, Annalena Baerbock was asked whether the supply of defense weapons to Ukraine is possible. She replied that the G7 and the EU had made it clear to Russia that further military escalation on Ukraine’s border was a violation of international law and a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty. It will lead to massive political and economic consequences for Russia.

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“But now the task is to prevent further escalation. This can be done only through diplomacy – in the Normandy format, as well as within the NATO-Russia Council and the OSCE” – said the Minister.

She avoided answering questions about Germany’s attitude to possible supplies of defense weapons to Ukraine.

“Further military escalation will not bring additional security to Ukraine” – said Annalena Baerbock.

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