“We will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes,” Scholz said. “We want to make sure that the calculations of the Russian President (Vladimir Putin) do not come true.”
“Putin, of course, hopes that everything will fall into place once he has conquered enough land and the international community can go back to normal,” he added. “That’s an illusion.”
Scholz said that during their visit to Kiev on Thursday, he and his colleagues from France, Italy and Romania had discussed further arms shipments to Ukraine — particularly ammunition and artillery.
The four leaders also supported Ukraine’s bid for European Union membership, a position Scholz said he hoped all countries of the bloc would support at a meeting in Brussels next week.