German civil society calls on Scholz to stop Ukraine arms deliveries
Prominent German figures send an open letter to the German Chancellor calling for a stop to arms deliveries to Ukraine.
Twenty prominent German figures from scientific, political, cultural, and other circles, including the former Vice President of the Bundestag Antje Vollmer, have sent an open letter to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
In the letter, the signatories call for a halt to arms deliveries to Ukraine. The letter states that Germany and other NATO countries have made themselves a party to the war by delivering weapons.
"Thus, Ukraine has become a battlefield for a conflict between NATO and Russia over the security order in Europe, which has been escalating for years," German newspaper Berliner Zeitung quoted the letter.
According to the letter, the refusal of violence remains "the only realistic and humane alternative to a long and exhaustive war," with the first and most important step being a halt on all arms deliveries to Ukraine. The latter also called for an immediate ceasefire.
They also called on the German government, the EU, and NATO countries for a halt in arms deliveries to Ukrainian troops, urging the Kiev government to end "military resistance in exchange for guarantees of negotiations on a ceasefire and political resolution. Moscow's proposals on possible neutrality, agreement on the recognition of Crimea, and referendums on the future status of the Donbass republics, which have already been discussed by [Ukrainian] President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, give a real opportunity to do so," the letter read.