NATO will not take part in the war in Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told ZDF.
This would lead to a dramatic escalation of this difficult situation in Ukraine, which would present great dangers. That is why doing it now would be unwise. That is why there will be no solution now that will lead to the military involvement of NATO countries in this confrontation, Scholz said, highlighting the need to prevent a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia.
He added that in order to calm the situation in Ukraine, a ceasefire and further negotiations on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine are necessary. The agreed sanctions against Russia made themselves felt at the first stage, he noted.
According to him, he does not believe that regime change in Russia will solve the problems in the region, since democracy is something that should come from the people.
There is no single button that can be pressed to solve all problems. The only way is to try to create a basis for negotiations and find a consensus, he concluded.