The Prime Minister of the German state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, said that Ukraine should come to terms with the occupation of its territories by Russia. This, in his opinion, will ensure a truce and a cease-fire.

“Perhaps, in the event of a ceasefire, Ukraine will first have to admit that certain territories are temporarily inaccessible to Ukraine,” Spiegel quoted Kretschmer as saying.

“Not a square meter of Ukrainian territory has become Russian,” Kretschmer said. “But as with other major conflicts, the time has come for a final solution.”

He also called on the German government to reconsider its policy towards Russia. He believes that it is necessary to start a dialogue with the Kremlin. As an example, he gave the US, which, according to him, allegedly understood that only supplying weapons to Ukraine would not end the war.

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“Russia is our neighbor. A dangerous, unpredictable neighbor. The idea of weakening Russia militarily, politically, and economically so that it can no longer threaten us is an attitude that goes back to the 19th century. This lays the groundwork for further conflicts,” Kretschmer said.

The Prime Minister of the German state of Saxony has repeatedly called for a “freeze” of the conflict.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted to Kretschmer’s statement: “If Ukraine accepts the temporary loss of territories, Russian troops will become closer to Germany and Saxony in particular.”

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The Ministry continued: “Peace in Europe [comes with the] defeat of Moscow. We urge the German politician to face the truth: first, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and later Chancellor Olaf Scholz made enormous political efforts to convince Putin to stop the war. It didn’t help. Any other concessions will not help. Its [Russia’s] goal is the destruction of Ukraine and the destabilization of all of Europe.”

In Ukraine, they believe that Germany’s only way forward concerning Russia is even greater support for Ukraine. The Ministry said that Ukraine is grateful that Germany’s Federal Government agrees with this approach rather than with Kretschmer.

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CEESBOOGAART
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WTF you know we give russia east-germany incl. Saxon in exchange for Kalinnegrad ROFL OL

Unfortunate Reality
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@CEESBOOGAART,

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robert
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What really gets me is that some ppl. are now saying why does Ukraine not just let Russia have the areas /land it’s just a small part of Ukraine anyway.....

A small part of Ukraine ...WE ARE taking about a land mass is almost 200,000 sq km
In EU terms thats the size of Belgium, Holland, luxembourg and Greece all put together..

In UK terms that the size of all of Scotland , Wales and 80% of England all put together !!

In US terms is the size of South Carolina, West Virginia and New Jersey all put together !!

Why the f. should Ukraine give Russia all that land for what? TO ONLY be invaded some years later when Russia as had a brake and regrouped ,rebuilt its army and fortified positions !!

I SAY RUSSIA GETS TO TAKE LAND AND DEMAND UKRAINE CAN NOT JOIN NATO IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AT ALL !! Nobody wants to be a "buffer country".  NO nation wants to have a little bit of freedom !!!! ; The whole concept is demeaning to an independent nation. NO nation wants to have a little bit of freedom  and self-determination, like some sort of 2nd class country; That is not right, and Russia has no right to demand or bully Ukrainians or Ukraine to accept that Ukraine and its ppl. should become some sort of lap dog on a leash 2nd class country to serve kremlins geopolitical agenda; so Kremlin, Putin and RuZZans can feel better about themselves ...

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basil williams
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Too many people dying.... Zelensky should be out of office.

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@basil williams, Not enough Putin dying is the problem.

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Stefan
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As a German I have to apologize. This guy is an idiot and has no clue what’s going on in the world. He‘s just trying to boost his popularity by catering to the Putin-loving voters in his neck of the woods.

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