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Germany insists on keeping Ukraine’s rearmament as a priority

Berlin, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, insisted today on maintaining the rearmament of Ukraine as one of the main national interests, even in the midst of a growing socioeconomic crisis in this country.

There is no greater national interest for Germany than supporting Ukraine, the head of German diplomacy commented while speaking at a meeting of the Federal Academy on security policy of the Federal Republic of Germany, local television reported.

At the event dedicated to an anniversary of the adoption of the first national security strategy, Baerbock expressed her annoyance that the Ukraine issue is seen as a charitable gesture and not as “an investment in our own security,” she estimated.

Germany has supplied Ukraine with 28 billion euros in armaments since February 24 last year, when President Vladimir Putin ordered a war operation to protect the population of the uprising region of Donbass, which denounced eight years of genocide by Kiev.

Thus, this nation became the second largest donor of armaments to the ex-Soviet republic, only surpassed by the United States, despite Russia’s warnings that attempts to rearm this state only extend the confrontation.

Germany is also a victim of the boomerang effect of more than 15 thousand unilateral punitive measures applied against Russia, including the boycott on the purchase of hydrocarbons, which led to an energy crisis in this nation, price increases and inflation.

Local media highlight that, in addition to the socio-economic effects of a historical inflation, the rise in energy prices has already led several large German companies to migrate to the United States and other countries in search of better working conditions.