The German governing coalition is facing a series of challenges that leave it with no chance of maintaining its unity as inter-party disagreements have already led to major public discontent.
Not wanting to anger the Kremlin, Berlin has pursued a low-profile policy on the Ukraine conflict.
As heavy fighting between Ukraine and Russia continues, Scholz’s coalition, the Greens and Free Democrats, have called on him to remove his doubts over supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons.
The win in the western German state of Saarland came despite the latest national surveys showing support for the SPD dipping, as Scholz faces criticism for his stance on Ukraine and pandemic management.
Following his meeting with visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Turkish President Erdogan stresses that Ankara will continue its efforts for a permanent ceasefire in Ukraine.
Turkish president and German chancellor are set to discuss a variety of topics from bilateral relations to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
"This must not be postponed any longer and cannot be postponed any longer. Now is the time to finally say yes to something that represents a good and reasonable solution," German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says during a visit to Israel.
Germany’s decision to suspend the new pipeline was meant to send a message to Russia to prevent it from ‘weaponising’ gas.
The comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin came after the country’s Defence Ministry said it started a pullback of some forces from Ukraine’s borders.
The two EU and NATO heavyweights are more willing than the US to talk to Vladimir Putin, and persuade the Russian leader to de-escalate tensions with Kiev.
Western leaders consider the Russian troop build-up on its border with Ukraine to be the worst threat to the continent's security since the Cold War.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Kiev's membership to the military alliance would ensure the country's security and territorial integrity.
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