Germany’s Scholz urges China not to send Russia weapons
03 March 2023 | 10:22 am
The chancellor addressed parliament one year after promising to upgrade Germany's armed forces with a massive one-off fund. In a speech to parliament, he called on China to push for Russia's withdrawal from Ukraine.
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