Polish President Andrzej Duda has sharply criticized the phone calls between Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and French President Emmanuel Macron with Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin. “I’m amazed at all these talks that are currently being held with Putin by Chancellor Scholz and President Macron,” Duda said in a “Bild” interview on Wednesday.

“These talks are useless. They only legitimize a person responsible for crimes committed by the Russian army in Ukraine,” stressed the Polish President. To support his criticism, Duda tried a historical comparison: “Did anyone talk to Adolf Hitler like that during World War II? Did someone say that Adolf Hitler had to be able to save face?”. He doesn’t know such voices. “Everyone knew: you have to defeat him.”

Duda also criticized German companies, which he accused of pursuing their business interests regardless of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. “We hear that a large part of the German economy, which is very strong, wants to continue doing business,” he said.

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