German military experts and scientists have called for greater austerity and rearmament in Europe
That is the only way to stop Putin
Kremlin leader Putin has been at war with Ukraine for more than four months. There is no end. 22 experts in Germany agree: There is only one way to stop Putin.
Published: 12:35 pm
Updated: 5:09 pm
22 German military experts and scientists see only one solution to stop Putin: more toughness.
In a guest post “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” They call for an increase in the “scale and volume of Western arms supplies” so that the country can avoid “imposed peace”.
In addition to arms deliveries, economic sanctions must be maintained and NATO strengthened in Poland and the Baltic states. They demand that Europe in general be militarily stronger as the US increasingly challenges the Pacific region and against China in the future.
Putin wants to destroy Europe
If Ukraine succumbs to Russian aggression, expect Moscow to plan more wars. The aim: to destroy the European security order.
The signatories believe that Russia prepared the attack in advance. This ideology of “resurgence of a great Russian imperialism” aims not only at military attacks on neighboring countries, but also at the “destruction of Western societies”, including NATO and the European Union.
The authors warn of gas shortages that could tear the West apart. The West must therefore become independent of fossil energy in the medium term.
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Talking is useless
The contribution was signed by military historian Sonke Nietzsche (54) from the University of Potsdam, defense and Russian expert Gustav Kressel (43) of the European Council on Foreign Affairs and several former generals of the Bundeswehr.
With your contribution, at the end of June in Die Zeit magazine “Ceasefire now!” You are contradicting the open letter of German intellectuals published on the subject. It called for the war to end as quickly as possible. In Switzerland, SVP national councilors Magdalena Martullo-Blocher (52) and Roger Köppel (57) and Green Liberal national councilor Martin Bäumle (58) have also called for talks with Putin.
But military experts see no prospect of a “serious diplomatic solution” at the moment. (gf)
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