Scholz criticizes Putin: "It really doesn't get more cynical"

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.20 - 2023 12:46 PM CET

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"It really doesn't get more cynical".

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sharply criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin during a speech in the Bundestag on Thursday according to

Scholz was discussing the situation in the Middle East when he suddenly shifted focus to Putin.

He expressed his outrage over Putin's recent warnings about potential civilian casualties in military conflicts, labeling them as extremely cynical.

Scholz began his speech by emphasizing Germany's strong support for Israel, especially after the recent attack by Hamas.

"In this difficult time, Germany firmly stands by Israel," he stated.

While praising the clear words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his recent visit, Scholz took the opportunity to criticize Putin.

Scholz was particularly incensed by Putin's warnings about civilian casualties in military conflicts. He found Putin's comments to be highly cynical, especially given the current global situations.

The German Chancellor's remarks come amidst Germany's refusal to send missiles to Ukraine. Read more about that below.

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