For German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Russia’s battle in Ukraine is lost. He has said that it is clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot win on the battlefield and called for negotiations on Ukraine’s terms.
“For this, my appeal to Putin remains. Stop the senseless killings, withdraw all your troops from Ukraine and agree to peace talks with the Ukrainian government,” the chancellor said on Wednesday, during a joint press conference with the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.
Olaf Solz also condemned Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine as bomb terrorism against the civilian population.