“In an acute situation, we cannot afford ambiguous statements,” Kretschmer stressed.
On January 24, Burbock said during a speech at a PACE session: “We are at war against Russia, not against each other.” He also called on Western countries to jointly supply arms to Kyiv and “not blame each other.”
After that, a member of the Bundestag, the leader of the opposition Alternative for Germany party, Tino Krupalla, demanded Burbock’s resignation, despite attempts by the German Foreign Ministry to justify the head of the department. They said that Ukraine’s military support does not make Germany a party to the conflict).
Following Burbock’s words, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that this only confirms the planned war against Russia in advance.