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German Foreign Minister rejects calls to freeze war in Ukraine

German Foreign Minister rejects calls to freeze war in Ukraine German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock unequivocally dismissed calls for freezing Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine, according to BR24.

"Anyone who has read the latest UN report on Russian war crimes in the occupied territories will, in my opinion, not talk again about the fact that perhaps the conflict should be frozen," she said.

At the same time, the minister emphasized that the UN report is read "like an absolute horror book."

Calls for war freezing

The leader of the German parliamentary group SPD, Rolf Mützenich, during debates in the Bundestag last Thursday, emphasized the need to freeze the war in Ukraine.

"You shouldn't just talk about how the war in Ukraine is being fought. One also needs to think about how the war can be frozen and then ultimately ended," he said.

Mützenich's statement drew sharp criticism from the Greens and the FDP.

Earlier, the advisor to the head of the Office of the President, Mykhailo Podoliak, said that freezing the war would only lead to its large-scale resurgence.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has opposed a sudden cessation of hostilities, as it would not create a fair and strong world for Ukraine.

The head of the Center for Military-Legal Studies, Oleksandr Musiienko, said that freezing Russia's war against Ukraine is only possible in theory. The stances of the two sides make it impossible.