Germany: Chancellor Scholz vows to help Ukraine in speech to parliament
26 March 2022 | 10:37 am
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterated a plan to bolster defense spending while pledging to take on more refugees. "We are standing before a monumental challenge," he said.
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