Today: Tuesday, 16 August 2022 year

The protesters tried to shout down Scholz during his speech.

The protesters tried to shout down Scholz during his speech.

Protesters against the supply of weapons to Kyiv tried to shout down Chancellor Scholz. The audience in Düsseldorf, during a speech by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who had a speech about military supplies to Kyiv, chanted the slogan “to achieve peace without weapons.”

The chancellor, sometimes raising his voice, said to the cheers of the crowd that he respects pacifism and any opinions, but the citizens of Ukraine “should seem cynical when they are told that they must defend themselves without weapons.” “This view is outdated,” Scholz said at a May Day event in Düsseldorf. The chancellor said that Germany would continue to support Ukraine with money, humanitarian aid and arms supplies, “as do many other countries in Europe.”

For today, more than 125 thousand people have signed a petition on the Change.org portal calling on the German chancellor not to supply heavy weapons to Kyiv. Earlier, the German Bundestag adopted a statement calling on the government to provide comprehensive support to Ukraine,