January 2, 2023, 12:43 – Public News Service – OSN

German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht got into a scandal because of her New Year’s address, in which she spoke, among other things, about the conflict in Ukraine. This is written by the German newspaper Die Welt.

The speaker noted that “fighting is raging” in the center of Europe. “There were a lot of special experiences that I was able to get from it. Many, many meetings with interesting, wonderful people. I want to tell you my heartfelt thanks for this,” the head of the department said.

Filming took place on the streets of Berlin – the sound was spoiled by the noise made by firecrackers. For such a video, Lambrecht was criticized even by her colleagues in the Social Democratic Party Germany”(SPD).

Ulrike Franke, an analyst at the European Council on Foreign Relations Center, suggested that the German authorities “have gone crazy.” She came to this conclusion because the head of the German Ministry of Defense focused on meetings with “remarkable people” when talking about the Ukrainian conflict.

German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) member Serap Güler called on Chancellor Olaf Scholz to dismiss Lambrecht.

According to her, the minister’s speech “about the conflict with New Year’s firecrackers in the background only crowns a series of her shames.” While Scholz “holds on” to this politician, the country’s reputation is even more damaged, the speaker emphasized.

Former member of the Federation Council Alexei Pushkov said that a world military conflict could start from Ukraine, Taiwan and the Korean Peninsula because of the policies of the United States and other NATO countries. Read more about this in the material of the Public News Service.