BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the group of seven main democracies will clarify at their upcoming summit that Ukraine can rely on receiving the assist it wants “for so long as it takes”.
In an interview with German information company dpa printed on Saturday, Scholz mentioned he wished to make use of subsequent week’s assembly with different G-7 leaders in Elmau, Bavaria, to debate Ukraine’s long-term prospects.
“We are going to assist Ukraine for so long as vital,” Scholz was quoted as saying. “We wish to make it possible for the Russian President’s (Vladimir Putin) calculations do not add up.”
“Putin, in fact, hopes that after he has conquered sufficient land and the worldwide group will return to regular, all the things will fall into place,” he added. “It is an phantasm.”
Scholz mentioned he and his counterparts from France, Italy and Romania had spoken to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy about additional arms deliveries to Ukraine – specifically ammunition and artillery – throughout their go to to Kyiv on Thursday.
The 4 leaders additionally backed Ukraine’s bid for European Union membership, a stance Scholz mentioned he hoped all nations within the bloc would again at a gathering in Brussels subsequent week.