NewsWeimar Triangle vows robust, immediate aid for Ukraine

Weimar Triangle vows robust, immediate aid for Ukraine

Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, and President of France Emanuel Macron
Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, and President of France Emanuel Macron
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1:13 PM EDT, March 15, 2024
On Friday, a meeting of the Weimar Triangle was held, with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and French President Emmanuel Macron in attendance. The leaders concurred that aid for Ukraine needs to be delivered promptly.
After meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington, Prime Minister Tusk announced a summit of the Weimar Triangle. The summit, taking place on Friday, included discussions on aid for Ukraine among its primary agenda items.

Reflections from the Weimar Triangle meeting

Tusk expressed gratitude towards the German Chancellor and the French President for their swift acknowledgment of the need for immediate and vigorous support for Ukraine, free of the usual political negotiations and hesitations.
"Today, we unanimously spoke about the security concerns of our continent and our countries, framing it within the context of the war. We are unanimous in identifying the aggressor responsible for the tragic events in Ukraine and the party deserving our unwavering support," stated the Polish Prime Minister.
He stressed the importance of utilizing funds to ameliorate the situation in Ukraine in the immediate future rather than exacerbating it.
The German Chancellor highlighted the significance of the Weimar Triangle as a symbol of unity. "Our unity is crucial; our three countries rank among the top supporters of Ukraine against the imperialist aggressor, Russia, offering political, military, and financial aid. We stand in solid support of Ukraine," Scholz asserted.
He noted that the discussions in Berlin on Friday focused on how to intensify support for Ukraine.
"Today, we reached consensus on numerous key points, including the decision to purchase more weapons for Ukraine from the global market—a notable step forward. Additionally, we plan to expand military equipment production, in part by collaborating with partners in Ukraine. We also aim to establish a new coalition within the Ramstein format for long-range missile artillery," Scholz announced.
He further mentioned plans to augment support within the EU. "This week in Brussels, we made critical decisions, including allocating 5 billion euros to the European Peace Facility, thereby bolstering our military support for Ukraine this year and reinforcing the EU training mission," explained the German Chancellor.
French President Macron underscored their unified stance on the conflict in Ukraine.
"We are committed to doing everything necessary, for as long as necessary, to ensure that Russia cannot emerge victorious in the war against Ukraine. Our support for Ukraine and its people will persist as needed," Macron assured.
He also stated, "we will avoid any actions that might escalate the situation. Our resolve is vital."
"We share the belief that our security and future depend on the outcome in Ukraine. We will staunchly resist Russia's aggressive warfare," Macron concluded.
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