Strasbourg (France), 9 May. The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, opted this Tuesday for a “prosperous, democratic and European” Ukraine to reject the “revisionist, imperialist and illegal” policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin towards the European continent, and asked to set the course of the “long-term” reconstruction of Ukraine.
“A European Ukraine is the clearest rejection that there can be of Putin’s revisionist, imperialist and illegal policy on our continent,” Scholz stressed in a speech before the European Parliament that coincided with the celebration of Europe Day every May 9. .
The German chancellor was convinced that the reconstruction of Ukraine, which requires “political capital and financial capital, and in the long term”, will also be an opportunity for Europe to clearly confront Russian imperialism.
“The future does not belong to the nostalgic and it certainly does not belong to the revisionists who dream of national glory or who yearn for imperial power,” Scholz said.
For this reason, he valued May 9 as Europe Day – which he described as “the only correct and far-sighted response to the world war unleashed by Germany” – compared to “what comes to us today from Moscow”, which It also celebrates Victory Day every May 9 to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
“The dream of the fathers and mothers of Europe was to put an end to this mutual murder once and for all. This dream has come true for us, the war between our peoples has become unimaginable. But not in all countries of Europe it is this dream come true”, lamented the German chancellor.
Scholz trusted that Europe, “never more united than after this infamous violation of the international order”, builds its geopolitical profile after this experience and was in favor of “not being intimidated” by Moscow and “standing firm in Ukraine” as long as they be necessary.
“None of us wants to go back to the time of pecking order (…) or to when freedom was a privilege of a few and not a fundamental right of all. Our European Union – united in its diversity – is the best sure that this past does not come back”, stressed the German. EFE