International, Politics

Wow: Putin Just Stepped in Some Serious Yellow Snow

Several nations have been dubbed sleeping giants throughout history. Russian president Vladimir Putin may have awoken one in Germany, which has responded to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by passing a special €100 billion fund to improve its armed forces. German chancellor Olaf Scholz announced the decision on Sunday.

The boost in funding marks a significant reversal of decades of post-Cold War foreign policy. In addition, Scholz said Germany will adhere to NATO’s defense spending goal by spending 2 percent of its GDP on defense. As a result of the dramatic shift, Germany is expected to become the third-largest global military spender.

“The horrific images from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Mariupol show the whole ruthlessness of Putin,” Scholz said in an impassioned speech to German lawmakers. “It is clear that we need to invest significantly more in the security of our country in order to protect our freedom and our democracy.”

Scholz also said that Germany will seriously ramp up its military force. Read more…

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