Munich International Security Conference kicks off
The 59th Munich Security Conference, held in Munich, Germany, started with the agenda of the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who attended the conference held days before the 1st anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine via video conference, called for “decisions to be taken quickly” on weapons shipments from the West to his country. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, “Allies with battle tanks that can send to Ukraine ‘must do it now’.”
The Munich Security Conference on international security policies started at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich. The conference, which will be held for the 59th time this year and will continue until Sunday, February 19, is attended by nearly 40 heads of state and government, ministers and security experts from nearly 100 countries, including the USA, China and European countries. Russian officials were not invited to the conference, which was held days before the 1st anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The conference, whose main agenda is the Russia-Ukraine war, started with the speech of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskiy using the video conference method. In his speech, Zelensky reiterated his call not to waste time on arms shipments from the West to Ukraine. Zelensky said, “We must hurry. We need speed, speed of our deals, to the speed of our delivery. We need speedy decisions to limit Russia’s potential. “There is no alternative to speed, because speed is what life depends on,” he said. Zelenskiy said that “there is no alternative but the victory of Ukraine” while the struggle against the Russian forces continues, adding that it is “clear” that Ukraine will not be the last stop of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion. “The delay has always been and still is a mistake,” Zelenskiy said. He said it was “clear” that Russia would not be the last stop of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion. “The delay has always been and still is a mistake,” Zelenskiy said. He said it was “clear” that Russia would not be the last stop of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion. “The delay has always been and still is a mistake,” Zelenskiy said.
TANK CALL FROM SCHOLZ
Speaking after Zelenskiy, its owner, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, stated that the allies with battle tanks should send them to Ukraine “immediately”. Scholz said, “Those who can send such battle tanks should really do it now,” and stressed that he will work hard for countries to take action on this issue.
THE AGENDA IS INTENSE
In addition to the war, the conference will also discuss the future of NATO, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific region, aid to be made after Iran’s nuclear program and the severe earthquakes in Turkey that caused great destruction in Syria. At the conference, which brought together hundreds of politicians from all over the world, leaders of leading international organizations, representatives of business and scientific circles, and experts from 96 countries, US Vice President Kamala Harris, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Director of the Foreign Relations Commission Office Wang Yi, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Moldovan President Maia Sandu. The Ukrainian delegation includes Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, as well as approximately 20 Ukrainian parliamentarians.