Germany needs to stop using the phrase “Never Again”.
The biggest disappointment in the Russian war against Ukraine is Germany. Russian brutality and fascism were expected. But German’s indifference and indirect support of Russian fascism is unthinkable.
1️⃣ Germany continues to pay Russia for gas and oil, enabling Russia to further commit genocide in Ukraine. And yes, it is a genocide, which has already been acknowledged by independent legal analysts.
2️⃣ Germany has allowed Nazi Russia parades in their cities. Adding to that, on May 8, when the world celebrates victory against Nazis, German police took down Ukrainian flags in Berlin while Ukraine is defending Europe from the new Nazis.
3️⃣ German politicians have been paid millions of dollars by Russia and now they are paying back. Just as an example, Schröder, a former chancellor of Germany, has been constantly working for Russia and received millions of dollars in bribes. He personally worked on ensuring the success of the Nord Stream, and in 2022 was nominated to the board of directors of Gazprom.
4️⃣ Finally, Germany constantly lied about supplying weapons to Ukraine. Germany has promised much, but has done nothing! Yesterday, the German newspaper “Welt am Sonntag” pointed out that German has supplied virtually nothing. During all this time while Ukraine is defending Europe from the new Nazis, while innocent people are dying by thousands, Germany handed over only two batches to Kyiv – 4 thousand anti-tank mines in the first batch and spare parts for machine guns, radios and mines in the second. That’s all!
I am fine if Germany has chosen such a path. It is their choice. There are partners, such as the US, UK, Poland, and others who are clearly on the right side of the history. But Germany has learned nothing from the history and needs to stop using the phrase “Never Again”. It is only a shameful reminder that even after atrocities of Hitler, Germany has learned nothing.
Timothy Snyder, a distinguished historian from Yale University, has summarized it very well: “For thirty years, Germans lectured Ukrainians about fascism. When fascism actually arrived, Germans funded it, and Ukrainians died fighting it.”
It’s not the first time that Roman Sheremeta is outraged by Germany’s behavior in its attitude to Russia’s war in Ukraine. We published some expressions of his opinion. See: (1) WHAT IS WRONG WITH GERMANY?, (2) GERMANY CONTINUES TO EMBARRASS ITSELF, (3) IT’S SCARY, BUT I WILL SAY IT. We are sure that there will be more…
We share Dr. Sheremeta’s concerns, that’s why we published his opinion on our site. Unfortunately, just expressing such opinion on social media platforms doesn’t work. That’s why Ukrainians Worldwide Movement Organizing Committee (UWM OC) calls Ukrainians around the world for action in countries of their residence, including Germany.
Yes, there were demonstrations of Ukrainians in Germany, but pro-Russian actions turned out to be much more powerful in Germany, and that says a lot. The Ukrainian community and the pro-Ukrainian part of German society should be more active and more effective in influencing the German Government, but we do not see that.
UWM OC initiated the APPEAL BY REPRESENTATIVES OF UKRAINIANS WORLDWIDE & PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO SUPPORT UKRAINE & UKRAINIANS IN THEIR WAR AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSOR. It is noteworthy that no signatures were received from Germany.
R. Sheremeta also stubbornly does not add his signature to the Appeal. We are confident that this Publicly Supported Appeal to the German Government would have the same impact as it has already done in other countries that have legally declared Russia a terrorist state and are providing Ukraine with the greatest possible assistance.
To add your signature, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, indicate your occupation and position, as well as the city, state (region) and country of residence.
After adding your signature, please, feel free to email the Appeal to your country’s legislature representative, to the government and other state bodies. If you don’t have their email addresses, make a printed version of the Appeal along with signatures and use postal services for delivery.