Baden-Württemberg: Strobl: Under Putin there would have been no German unity

Strobl: Under Putin there would have been no German unity

Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) – Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU) emphasized the merits of former GDR citizens in the course of the political upheaval and the reunification of Germany. Strobl said on Monday on the occasion of German Unity Day: “During the years of reunification, thousands demonstrated for freedom, democracy and unity – not with stones, weapons or violence, but with candles, songs, prayers and the power of humanity.” If there’s anything one can be proud of, it’s the peaceful reunification of Germany and the opportunities it gave one another.

Strobl represented Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) at the central celebration in Erfurt. The Green politician is on a trip to the USA.

Strobl, who is also Deputy Prime Minister in the southwest, continued: “If we look at Russia today, then one thing is clear: there would have been no German unity under President Putin.” With the brutal Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, which violated international law, we were all robbed of a supposedly self-evident fact. The naturalness of living in a safe and peaceful Europe. Europe is a promise for each and every one of us, it is mankind’s greatest peace project. “We must never give up the chance of lasting peace and prosperity.”