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Annalena Baerbock clarified a remark made at the European Council about “fighting a war against Russia”.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has conceded that her controversial comment about the European Union being at war with Russia, which she made late last month before the European Council, was a mistake.

The diplomat noted, however, that the general message itself – that the continent should unite in its support for Ukraine – still stands.

In an interview with Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, which was published on Saturday, Baerbock was asked whether she thought Germany was “at war with Russia.” She replied in the negative but added that, by attacking Ukraine, Moscow was also attacking “our European peace order.”

Clarifying her previous remark, in which she said the EU was “fighting a war against Russia,” the foreign minister claimed that context was key to understanding it correctly.

Baerbock recounted how she had to parry accusations that Germany was not doing enough to shore up Ukraine at the time, with critics citing Berlin’s refusal to provide Kiev with tanks.

“That’s why I made it clear that we do support Ukraine in its self defense,” the diplomat explained. She added that she was also trying to communicate another point, that Moscow’s offensive had targeted the whole security architecture of Europe, and not merely its neighbor.

According to Baerbock, her words had been deliberately misinterpreted by the “Russian regime’s propaganda.”

She concluded by quoting a German saying: “The one who doesn’t make mistakes, doesn’t live.”

Commenting on Baerbock’s remark, Moscow said at the time that it had only served to show that the West had been planning the current conflict for years.

Her choice of words did not sit well with a number of politicians at home either, both on the right and left of the political spectrum.

Bild claimed that Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s office was growing increasingly dissatisfied with Baerbock’s performance, and was reportedly logging her missteps.

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  1. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock Is Germanys top diplomat and understands the importance of every word.

    She spoke the truth. Germany is at war with Russia. To send weapons, ammo, tanks, money, and train Ukrainian solders on its soil and distribute arms from other countries into the Ukraine Is war. And even though NZ’s contribution to Ukraine is pitiful we too are at war with Russia.

    It is not a proxy war but a direct conflict between NATO and the West against Russia. And it is a total humiliation that NATO and the West are getting thumped by a single nation.

    It has however opened the truth now, that the West is weak and collectively do not have the industrial capacity to match Russia let alone defeat it. Remember, Russia is only in 2nd gear and is pulling away.

    So the truth is that the West is all piss and wind as they say. And China, India, Brazil, Saudi and a long list of other nations are watching the west become irrelevant. Extinct.

  2. Z-Day in many, many ways.
    From the Russian Forces Z to the Z-zombies bent over with rotting flesh in the U.S…
    But-
    Baerbock could possibly be J3wi$h??? I can’t seem to find out her religious preference. If she is, then it all makes sense!
    But she is adopting globalist lingos and American Woman attitudes, both of which are awful!
    She is a cutie, but a relationship with any Western woman these days is a severe liability!
    I’ll be taking a voyage on a U-Boat any day now to escape the madness, just like the World War Two U-Boot Volunteers did!
    Maybe I’ll sail over to Crimea and pick-up a glorious Russian woman to marry and have a traditional ‘Western’ family with in Russia itself. You know Russia, where traditional Orthodox values are the foundation of normalcy, and not hijacked, Zionist-based & induced Western Culture…

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