Lower Saxony and Bremen
Consul General questions alliances with Russia
Hannover (dpa/lni) – Ukraine’s Consul General Iryna Tybinka questioned municipal, cultural and economic partnerships with Russia at the small CDU state party conference in Hannover. The war against Ukraine is not just Putin’s war, but according to a recent poll, 71 percent of Russians would support the Russian head of state in the war against Ukraine, Tybinka said in a video address on Saturday. “How do you explain to the residents of besieged Mariupol, who drink water from the heating systems so as not to die of thirst, that the mayors of the cities of Lower Saxony continue to have associations with Russian cities?” The country maintains associations with two Russian regions and the companies also maintain Russian business contacts.
CDU state chairman Bernd Althusmann said Putin and those around him were responsible for the war. “I look in particular at the environment and certainly also at the so-called oligarchs.” The great support for the war among the Russian population is the result of decades of manipulation with fake news. The West was too naive in dealing with Russia.