Scholz ‘certain’ Putin ‘will not achieve goals’ in Ukraine

GERMAN Chancellor Olaf Scholz said today it was clear almost a year on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that Moscow would not win and assured the war-torn country its future was in the EU.

“(President Vladimir) Putin will not achieve his goals, not on the battlefield and not through a dictated peace. That much, at least, is certain after a year of war,” Scholz said in a speech to parliament.