Germans are afraid that what has been created in 30 years will collapse — EADaily, October 3, 2022 — Politics, Russia News

The prime ministers of the East German federal states fear that the energy crisis resulting from the armed conflict in Ukraine will jeopardize the progress made in restoring the lands in the east of Germany after German reunification. On the eve of the Day of German Unity, which will be celebrated at a solemn ceremony in Erfurt (the administrative center of the federal state of Thuringia), today, October 3, the Prime Ministers of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt Dietmar Woidke and Rainer Haseloff called on the people of Germany to social cohesion, reports Deutsche Welle ( foreign media, recognized in the Russian Federation as a foreign agent).

Woidke told the Rheinische Post that for many East Germans “the current situation is perceived with great anxiety, and many are afraid that everything they have painstakingly created over the course of three decades will collapse.”

Hazeloff, in turn, told the same publication that “the war against Ukraine jeopardizes the success of the restoration of the eastern lands.” However, according to him, especially in difficult times, Germans should not allow themselves to be turned against each other.

“Today, solidarity and community spirit are more important than ever,” – said the head of the land government.

The Prime Minister of the federal state of Saxony also spoke out. Michael Kretschmer. In an interview with the publications of the Redaktionsnetzwerks Deutschland group, he called for a tolerant attitude towards the difference of opinions in the eastern and western lands, including regarding the conflict in Ukraine.

“This war will be an event that will go down in the collective memory of the Germans as a shared bitter experience,” Kretschmer said.

As reported EADailyRussian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry in connection with the referendums held in four former regions of Ukraine on joining Russia.

The German government has agreed to allocate € 200 billion to curb consumer gas prices, the chancellor announced last Thursday Olaf Scholz.

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