Scholz in New Year’s speech assured of further support for Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a New Year’s address to the population assured of further support for Ukraine. This was announced by the Tagesschau TV channel on Saturday, December 31.

According to Scholz, the Ukrainians are fighting thanks to the help of Germany. In addition, he added that the EU and NATO are united, despite the consequences of the events in Ukraine faced by the citizens of Germany.

“We all feel the consequences of this in our daily lives: when we shop at a supermarket, at a gas station, or when we pay our electricity and gas bills,” he said.

Earlier, on December 23, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted that the conflict in Ukraine is not easy for German citizens who are faced with the consequences of these events and are forced to limit themselves in many ways.

On December 6, it became known that the citizens of Germany began to spend significantly less on preparing for the celebration of Christmas. Rising prices and inflation hit middle- and low-income residents particularly hard.

If in 2021 households with a net annual income of less than €25,000 spent €158 on a holiday, then in 2022 they spent only €120.

Russia continues a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.

For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.

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