Status: 04/09/2023 04:09 a.m
Chancellor Scholz will hold the laudation for the Ukrainian President Selenskyj at this year’s Charlemagne Prize ceremony. CDU politician Frei criticizes this year’s Easter marches. All developments in our live blog.
Scholz holds eulogy for Selenskyj
According to newspaper information from German government circles, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) will hold the laudatory speech at this year’s presentation of the Charlemagne Prize to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to information from Ukrainian government circles, according to “Bild am Sonntag” it is planned that Selenskyj will come to Aachen in person. It would be his first visit to Germany since the beginning of the war. However, the planned summer offensive by the Ukrainians could mean that Selenskyj does not come out of the country and has to be connected via video.
CDU politician Frei sees something “naive” in Easter march participants
Against the background of the Ukraine war, the parliamentary secretary of the Union faction, Thorsten Frei, criticized the Easter marches of the peace movement. “This year’s Easter marches have at least something naïve. It’s about peace in freedom,” said the CDU politician to “Bild am Sonntag”.
“As long as there are people like Putin who rely on the law of the stronger instead of the strength of the law, we must be prepared to defend our free democracy.” The traditional Easter marches of the peace movement also saw an end to German arms exports to Ukraine, which had been attacked by Russia