Germany: Ukraine’s Most Reluctant Supporter
A survey published by the German Marshall Fund on September 12 concluded that out of 14 countries, “German respondents are the least enthusiastic” in their support for Ukraine’s membership bid to the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as financial aid for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
The countries surveyed were Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Offering nato membership to Ukraine is backed by majorities in all countries surveyed except Germany.
—Transatlantic Trends 2023
While Portugal and Lithuania consistently showed the greatest support for Ukraine, Germany showed the least.
- EU membership: 81 percent of Portuguese and 77 percent of Lithuanians supported Ukraine’s bid for EU membership. In contrast, only 52 percent of French and 49 percent of Germans were supportive.
- nato membership: 78 percent of Portuguese and 76 percent of Lithuanians supported Ukraine’s bid for nato membership, compared to 51 percent of Italians and 45 percent of Germans.
- Financial aid for reconstruction: 86 percent of Portuguese and 79 percent of Lithuanians supported financial aid for Ukraine’s reconstruction. Only 57 percent of Americans and 57 percent of Germans were supportive.
Blocking Ukraine: Germany and France blocked Ukraine’s entry into nato in 2008. When France urged for a roadmap for Ukraine’s membership in 2023, Germany urged for caution. In 2022, the same two countries blocked Ukraine’s entry into the EU. Germany has continually blocked weapon deliveries from other countries to Ukraine and delayed its own deliveries.
While some argue Germany is wise in not provoking Russia, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has warned of a more sinister plan being worked out behind the scenes:
I believe that Germany’s leaders may have already agreed to a deal with Russia, a modern Hitler-Stalin pact where Germany and Russia divide countries and assets between themselves. This agreement would allow each to turn its sights on other targets. Any such deal that may have been struck between Germany and Russia is a precursor to war!
Learn more: Read “Germany’s Secret Deal With Russia—Exposed.”