According to the German "Der Spiegel" weekly website, German Chancellor Scholz opposes NATO's intervention in the Ukraine war. Germany can continue to contribute by providing aid and weaponry, but Ukraine cannot afford another military escalation, he said in a meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg in Berlin.
Scholz said he was deeply moved by the fate of the Ukrainians and that the war must be resolved quickly through diplomatic channels. Stoltenberg also warned against further escalation, saying it was NATO's responsibility to prevent more grief and death from the war in Ukraine.
On the morning of the 17th local time in Germany, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a video speech to the German Bundestag. He demanded more military support from Germany and spoke out on Ukraine's NATO membership.