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Scholz defends spending as budget crisis rocks Germany

Ukraine support of 'existential importance' to Europe

28 November, 12:23

(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, NOV 28 - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday staunchly defended his government's record on spending after a bombshell court ruling on crucial debt rules sparked a budget crisis.
    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday that military and financial support for Ukraine was of "existential importance" to Europe, defending defence spending commitments as Berlin confronts a domestic budget crisis. Germany has been one of the Ukraine's biggest backers along with the United States, Scholz said, supplying Kyiv with weapons to battle Russia's invading forces. "We will continue with this support as long as it is necessary," Scholz said in a speech to parliament. "This support is of existential importance. For Ukraine... but also for us in Europe. (ANSA-AFP).
   

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