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Pro-Russian party in Germany calls for end to military aid to Ukraine

Pro-Russian party in Germany calls for end to military aid to Ukraine Illustrative photo (photo: GettyImages)

The new political party in Germany, Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance, has called for the cessation of military aid to Ukraine, according to DW.

In a document prepared by Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance, there is a demand for the German government to cease the supply of weapons to Ukraine. The authors of the document believe that this action will encourage Russia to engage in negotiations for ending the war.

The party contends that to ensure sustainable peace and security in Europe, it is necessary to involve Russia in a long-term European peace order. The party has called for the resumption of imports of Russian energy resources, restrictions on migration to Germany, and the lifting of sanctions against Moscow.

Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance criticizes the European Union, advocating for member states to have more autonomy. Additionally, the party seeks a moratorium on EU expansion, categorically rejecting negotiations regarding the accession of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia to the European Union.

The party's leader, Sahra Wagenknecht, supports Russia and was previously a leader of the Left Party in the Bundestag.

Left Party

The Left Party (Die Linke) is a left-wing political party in Germany, formed in 2007 as a result of the merger between the Electoral Alternative for Labor and Social Justice (WASG) and the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) from East Germany. The party has close ties to Russian left-wing parties.

Indeed, Sahra Wagenknecht, formerly associated with The Left Party, advocates a return to a detente policy with Russia for the sake of peace and security in Europe.

Military aid from Germany to Ukraine

Germany is one of Ukraine's key allies in the fight against Russian aggression, providing the country with humanitarian and financial aid totaling billions of euros.

As reported earlier, Germany is set to allocate over 7 billion euros in military assistance to Ukraine in 2024.

Incidentally, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz plans to address the issue of military aid to Ukraine at the upcoming European Union leaders' summit. He intends to urge some countries to increase the volumes of arms and ammunition supplies.