Green politician Jürgen Trittin compared the Russian actions in Ukraine to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. “Now we are witnessing the return of the Imperial War of Conquest. And in many places it is similar to the SS and Wehrmacht’s war of annihilation against the Soviet Union,” said the foreign policy spokesman for the Greens in the Bundestag of the “Zeit” supplement “Christ

Something is returning here after “80 years, of all things between two countries that fell victim to my father’s generation,” said Trittin.

Trittin, born in 1954, also talks about his father, who was an SS Obersturmfuhrer in Russia during World War II. According to his son, Klaus Trittin remained in Soviet captivity until the early 1950s. “My father was not just a prisoner of war, but a convicted criminal because he was a member of the SS,” said Trittin.