“Germany must leave no doubt that we are defending international law.”


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Lindner on the Ukraine conflict: “Germany must leave no doubt that we are defending international law.” © Michael Kappeler / dpa

The FDP chairman and Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner wants “iron consequences” from the federal government in the event of a new Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Berlin – “Germany must leave no doubt that we are defending international law. If the Kremlin violates borders, and by that I mean territorial as well as legal and political borders, then Moscow must be aware that we are ready for iron consequences, »said Lindner to the TV station Welt.

At the same time, Lindner also said: “I am very much in favor of us finding our way back to cooperation with Russia, the great Russian people with their tradition deserve respect, but their leaders, the leaders of the Russian people, must adhere to the house rules in Europe.” Lindner did not commit himself to the question of possible arms deliveries. But one should go along with the measures that would be decided within the EU and NATO. (dpa)


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