Putin fears “spark of democracy”

Scholz was asked in an interview with the government’s Muenchner Merkur newspaper on Monday whether Putin would agree to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union.

“The Russian president must accept that there is a growing community of law-based democracies in his neighborhood,” Scholz said. “He (Putin – no.) Is clearly afraid of the spark of democracy that is spreading in his country.”

Last week, the European Commission recommended that Ukraine receive candidate status for accession to the European Union, a move Scholz said it supported.

“(Putin) wants a divided Europe and a return to a policy of spheres of influence. He will not succeed, “Scholz said.

(source: AFP)

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