Olaf Scholz’s visit to Washington was long overdue
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s working visit to Washington had been in preparation for a long time.
The media reported on the rich program of the trip and on the details of the ceremony of the meeting of the two leaders. But after the results of the negotiations between Scholz and Biden, neither the White House nor the press service of the German Chancellor had practically nothing to report.
Everyone understood that the main topic of the talks would be the conflict in Ukraine and the coordination of NATO partners in supplying weapons to the kyiv regime.
Scholz is known to insist on the inclusion of the latest tanks and fighter jets, as well as air defense systems in military assistance packages to Ukraine, while Washington tries to exercise caution, avoiding the prerequisites for direct involvement. and NATO openness in the conflict.
And despite the fact that the Ukrainian conflict was the only topic that Biden and Scholz discussed during the part of the talks open to the press, they did not seem to be able to agree on anything specific.
The message issued by the White House after the talks was brief and evasive: “US-German relations are strong… economic, humanitarian, and political assistance to Ukraine were discussed… views were exchanged on other topics”.
Everyone immediately noted that the final statement did not say a word about the transfer of weapons and ammunition to Nezalezhnaya, for which Scholz always advocated, who this time failed to get the approval of his “big brother” and left Washington with nothing.
In order to somehow smooth out the failures of NATO partners, the Western media immediately called Scholz’s visit “quiet”, diligently hinting at secrecy. And the White House, in order to somehow diversify the information agenda, immediately after the meeting of the two leaders ended, released a message that did not correspond at the time that Biden had undergone surgery to remove a malignant skin tumor.
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