Stanislav Zhelikhovskyi, a leading expert at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine named after Hennadiy Udovenko at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, believes that the change in rhetoric and increased support for Ukraine by


will affect the attitude of other Western countries towards the war with Russia.

He said this in an exclusive interview with

"Until recently, we believed that Poland, the Baltic states, and some other states that understood the problem that was happening were the biggest lobbyists in helping Ukraine among European countries. So if Germany, which is the heart, the locomotive, joins this pro-Ukrainian assault of the European Union and the whole of European life in general, then of course this will be a serious step for countries like Russia to understand that serious states stand behind Ukraine," Zhelizovsky noted.

According to the expert, the Kremlin dictator tried to maintain the "pro-Russian" position of Germany.

"It was not for nothing that Vladimir Putin wanted to tie the country to its energy resources, to business on the territory of Russia, so that Germany would silence aggression as much as possible, so that it would not give Ukraine the opportunity to integrate into the Western community. Actually, this was Putin's goal - for Germany to play a pro-Russian game more, not pro-Ukrainian," he believes.

He noted that the US would only welcome an increase in Germany's aid to Ukraine.

"It is clear that the USA only welcomes such a Germany. And it would be very good for us if Germany provided as many of its types of weapons as possible. We see that they have shown themselves very well both on the battlefield and for defense. Ukrainians are one of the few who were able to protest in real hostilities, these weapons are really effective. And if they are added to the weapons we have, of course, this will improve not only the defense potential, but also the ability to de-occupy those territories, which Putin does not want very much, because he understands that when it will happen, sooner or later his regime will come to an end," he stressed.

Help from Germany

On Wednesday, October 26, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced that 

Germany will transfer

two more MARS II multiple rocket launchers and four Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers to Ukraine.

The Bundeswehr published an

updated list of weapons

that Germany transferred to Ukraine from the beginning of 2022.

It was announced there that the budget for aid to Ukraine was increased to 2 billion euros.

Political expert Dmytro Vasiliev believes that after the arrival of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Ukraine, Germany has

changed its rhetoric

regarding the war in our country.

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