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Comparing Ukraine to Nazi Germany: Bundestag members fight

Comparing Ukraine to Nazi Germany: Bundestag members fight Photo: Bundestag (Getty Images)
Author: RBC Ukraine

The leader of the Free Democrats Fraction, Christian Dürr, engaged in a heated debate with the alternative for German party leader, Tino Chrupalla, over the war in Ukraine, reports Welt.

During a televised debate on a German channel, politicians fought over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Chrupalla argued that both Ukraine and Russia would lose at the end of the war, with the supposed winner being the United States. He also complained that Germany could not purchase Russian gas due to the war and instead paid for "dirty shale gas from America".

In response, Dürr accused his opponent of not caring about the deaths of Ukrainian citizens. However, Chrupalla stated that people have also died in Afghanistan and Iraq, so energy resources should not be bought from the US.

"Any day when the war ends sooner, even with territorial losses, will be a good day," Chrupalla said.

Dürr asked whether Chrupalla would hold the same opinion if it were about Germany. To which Chrupalla replied that the German government essentially did that in 1945.

At that moment, the moderator intervened, asking if Chrupalla had truly compared "Hitler's Germany, the Wehrmacht (the armed forces of Nazi Germany existed from 1935 to 1945), which had to surrender" with the situation in Ukraine. However, Chrupalla began to avoid the question.

Ukraine-Germany cooperation

Germany supports Ukraine in countering Russian aggression. In particular, the country has already provided Ukraine's military with modern Leopard 2A6 tanks, armored vehicles, anti-aircraft missile systems, and anti-aircraft installations, among other equipment.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius stated that the country plans to "immediately" supply Ukraine with additional Patriot missiles.

Furthermore, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declared that Germany will assist Ukraine as much as needed.

Moreover, the German defense conglomerate Rheinmetall intends to build a factory in Ukraine to produce modern tanks and armored personnel carriers.