Olaf Scholz does not foresee a rapid end to the war in Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin should not expect relaxation from the West. This is essentially what the German Chancellor declared at the congress of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin, where his intervention was eagerly awaited. “This war is unlikely to end quickly,” Mr. Scholz said. It is therefore important “that we are able to do what is necessary for a long time”, namely “continue to support Ukraine in its defense struggle”. Russia, in 2022, with its attack on Ukraine, “broke all dialogue on peace and security in Europe”, declared the chancellor, who recalled that “the borders in Europe must no longer be modified by strength “. Germany must even consider doing more “if others weaken”, declared the chancellor, referring to the political uncertainty in the United States: blocking of aid to Ukraine in the House and election presidential election in November. Therefore, decisions must be made on the German side “so that we are able to do this”.