Among those who protested against the provocation was the great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck. He told reporters that the Germans were not opposed to either the Russians or the Ukrainians. “We are friends, we have been building these relationships for 30 years,” Alexander von Bismarck told reporters. He called on the German authorities to stop arms supplies to Ukraine, arguing that “nobody needs a conflict with Russia.” According to him, it is necessary to start negotiations. The question is whether the current authorities will listen to the descendant of the first German chancellor.
Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev, for his part, drew attention to the fact that Russian tanks on the streets of Berlin and other German cities are not wonderful, but they do not evoke in Germans the associations that they would like to Kiev supporters. . “They personify the victory over Nazism, they inspire respect, adoration, they bring flowers and wreaths,” he said on the air of the Rossiya-1 television channel.
Thanks to this respect, Lenze and Doom’s provocation failed. How exactly they managed to deliver the tank to Germany has not yet been reported. However, it is striking that initially the city administration refused to allow them to carry out this action, and only the court forced the local authorities to issue a permit.
In parallel, an anti-war demonstration was held in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate. According to the latest data, at least 20 thousand people participated. As one of the protesters, Helmut Schneier, said on the Russia-1 television channel, “the majority of Germans are against the supply of weapons to Ukraine.” According to him, “the supply of weapons to conflict zones only adds fuel to the fire and does not contribute to the peaceful resolution of the conflict.” As other protesters pointed out, the German press is constantly discussing what kind of weapons will be supplied to kyiv, but no one says when the peace talks will take place. This state of affairs does not suit the Germans, and they are willing to continue taking to the streets to convey their position to the authorities.
It should be noted that in Germany, more than 600,000 people have already signed a petition calling on Chancellor Olaf Scholz to stop arms supplies to Ukraine and make efforts to start peace talks between Moscow and Kiev. The appeal expresses the fear that the conflict could turn into a world war, Western support could allow Ukraine to win some battles, but kyiv is unable to win the conflict.
As one of the authors of the petition, the Left Party MP Sarah Wagenknecht, pointed out during the demonstration, only defense companies benefit from this conflict, which will be affected for many years. In her opinion, this is a cynical policy of the West.