German Chancellor Olaf Scholz: 24,000 Dead or Injured Russian Soldiers Every Month

"There is a figure that says about 24,000 dead or seriously wounded Russian soldiers every month," Scholz said.

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz: 24,000 Dead or Injured Russian Soldiers Every Month
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sparked significant attention with his speech at the Festival of Democracy. The German chancellor met with Vladimir Putin several weeks before his invasion of Ukraine. While it had long been apparent that Vladimir Putin was a unique character and an intriguing figure, few expected the Russian leader to make such controversial moves and shock the entire world. 

In his speech, Scholz confirmed that he would never forget such a meeting, especially when the Russian president emphasized that Ukraine and Belarus are part of Russia. This has worried many, especially considering the close relationship between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. It is also interesting that Scholz believes that the Belarusian president is aware of Putin's statements. The German chancellor also confirmed that Putin expressed concern at the time about Ukraine joining NATO.

Scholz also confirmed that Vladimir Putin labeled the Ukrainian leadership at the time as a 'Nazi regime'. The German chancellor does not understand how Putin could use such epithets and behave in such a manner.

"To say that when the president is Jewish... Imagine how absurd and shameful that explanation is to justify the war," Scholz said, as quoted by PRAVDA.

He responded to a member of the audience who suggested that by supplying weapons to Kyiv, Germany was "fuelling the war". He clarified that their aim is to provide Ukraine with the means to defend itself and to stop the imperialist aggression against a neighboring state. 

Chancellor Scholz emphasized that Germany's support is aimed at preventing the conflict from escalating into a full-scale war between Russia and NATO. He underscored the tragic toll the war is taking on both Russian and Ukrainian lives, all for the sake of territorial gains that may be unimportant in history.


Olaf Scholz also spoke about the brutality of war and the consequences arising from the conflict in Ukraine, which is detrimental to everyone. The figure of 24,000 Russian soldiers killed or injured every month is indeed alarming. Scholz believes that a large number of Russian soldiers are losing their lives due to the Russian leadership's objectives in Ukraine.


"There is a figure that says about 24,000 dead or seriously wounded Russian soldiers every month," Scholz said.

"All for the imperialist mania of the Russian dictator (Vladimir Putin - ed.),"

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz greets Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky at the Chancellery on February 16, 2024 in Berlin, G
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz greets Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky at the Chancellery on February 16, 2024 in Berlin, G© Michele Tantussi / Getty Images
 

It is indeed difficult to ascertain the accuracy of this data and whether the information Scholz has is indeed true. In any case, the fact remains that Russians are dying in large numbers on the front lines, and the Russian authorities seem to show little concern for them. Many consider Russian soldiers as mere cannon fodder.

The German chancellor is also unhappy that Ukrainians are using Western weapons on Russian territory, aware of the potential consequences if Ukrainians continue such attacks. Scholz confirmed that there are clear rules regarding the procurement of German weapons, agreed upon with Ukraine. 

Scholz affirmed his intentions to prevent the conflict between Russia and Ukraine from escalating further, and for Russians not to pursue their objectives in other countries. 

Vladimir Putin and his associates have already warned NATO and the world about supplying weapons to the Ukrainians. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg believes that allies should set a certain limit when it comes to supplying weapons to Ukraine against targets in Russia. 

Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, has different views from some leaders, believing that Ukrainians should be allowed to attack Russian territory with American weapons. Dmitry Medvedev, former Russian president, is particularly outraged by such statements from Blinken, warning of the consequences they could have if such a move is made.

Antony J. Blinken
Antony J. Blinken© Getty Images/Omar Havana
 

Joe Biden: We will not give up helping Ukraine

American President, Joe Biden, has no intention of giving up on helping Ukraine, ready to stand by them until they achieve their goal. The American president emphasized his readiness to continue standing by Ukraine in the future, aware that without the assistance of major powers like America, Ukrainians will have a difficult task to win this war. 

Joe Biden
Joe Biden© Getty Images/Andrew Harnik
 

Americans still want to supply Ukrainians with weapons and train them in the coming period. What Biden is certain of is that American soldiers will not be part of the war in Ukraine, and he confirmed that the situation regarding this will not change. Although Vladimir Putin is sending interesting messages, Biden believes that there is no chance that NATO will dissolve, considering NATO is growing stronger every day. The American president is pleased with the defense alliance, considering it stronger than ever.

Such messages can be encouraging for Ukraine, as well as for Europe and the world, which fear the potential of a new world war. Leaders of major countries are doing everything possible to prevent such a scenario from becoming a reality.

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