Germany: Olaf Scholz fires shots at far-right AfD he called ‘party of Russia’

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) the “party of Russia” before the Bundestag, the federal lower house.

He was responding to a question from an AfD caucus member who called the sanctions imposed on Moscow by Germany and the EU “useless” and called for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would theoretically transport natural gas from Russia, to be operational. directly to the German market.

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This project was shelved a few days after the Russian army invaded Ukrainian territory. The flow of gas through a pre-existing pipeline, Nord Stream 1, has recently been curtailed by Russian state gas supplier Gazprom.

“The AfD is not only a far-right populist party, but it is also the party of Russia,” Mr Solz countered.

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The Social Democrat chancellor also reiterated that Germany is preparing to stop buying natural gas and oil from Russia as part of sanctions against the Kremlin and is building the necessary infrastructure for this. This, he argued, would achieve “true energy security for Germany”, which would be “in the interest of all citizens”.

SOURCE: APE-ME

Source: Capital

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