Date: March 18, 2023 Time: 06:53:50
During his speech, Scholz said that Germany had become independent of Russian oil and gas supplies in the last eight months. He also announced that the situation in Ukraine will once again be a central issue at the next EU Council, which will take place on March 23-24.
The federal government is “disoriented” and unable to act, Merz said. According to him, Scholz’s perception of the current situation in Germany is “alarmingly” at odds with reality.
“Mr. Chancellor, you are losing touch with the reality of our country,” RIA Novosti quoted Merz, referring to the T-online portal.
Earlier, readers of the German newspaper Die Welt called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to step down over his remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Germans were outraged by the chancellor’s words that the Russian leader in Ukraine allegedly pursues “imperialist goals.” Readers noted that in reality the United States has selfish interests in Ukraine, which, moreover, organized sabotage on the Nord Stream gas pipeline, through which Germany received fuel. “I can only hope to witness the resignation of this government,” wrote one user.