German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who paid an official visit to Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, met with the presidents of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
The main topics of the four-way meeting were the security of the Baltic states, Russia’s policies, the Russia-Ukraine War and the protection of NATO’s eastern flank.
After the meeting, German Chancellor Scholz spoke at the joint press conference held with the Baltic presidents, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karis. Referring to the Ukraine-Russia War, Scholz said, “We will continue to support Ukraine with the supply of weapons.”
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the end of the Ukraine war, the Russian army’s abandonment to Ukraine, but the sanctions and cooperation depend on it.
Prime Minister Scholz said, “It has once again shown the value of our acting together, which we need, in the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Considering Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, we are experiencing a valuable turning point. Russia violated the border rules. and attempted to invade. “We must revisit new strategies to protect the territory of Europe and NATO countries in the face of Russian aggression, and to ensure our security together. As a module of NATO, we are determined to increase our presence in the union. We will do everything we can to prevent Russia from winning this war. Russia” “We demand Turkey to withdraw its troops from Ukraine,” he said.
Stressing that are in solidarity with Ukraine, Scholz said, “In order to stop Russia’s aggression, the European Union has reached an agreement on the sixth sanction package. We will apply sanctions in a balanced way. These sanctions should be effective for Russian economic development opportunities, as a reason to turn away from Russian aggression, to persuade Putin and his government to end the war and withdraw troops. For this reason, sanctions should be applied and it is important to act together,” he said.