German Chancellor Olaf Scholz holds a joint press conference with the Ukrainian president in Kyiv on February 14, 2022. Scholz landed in Kyiv for crisis talks with the Ukrainian president, ahead of a visit to Moscow to head off what Berlin said was the very critical threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. AFP
Scholz told reporters that "no country in the world" had offered more economic assistance in the last eight years to Ukraine than Germany with more than $2 billion in aid, saying it had made Kyiv "more resilient and independent against foreign influence".
"I can assure you that we are determined to continue this support," he said after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.