Aggressive war in Ukraine: Precht admits misconception: Ukraine stronger than expected
Aggressive war in Ukraine
Precht admits misconception: Ukraine stronger than expected
At the end of June, Richard David Precht was one of the signatories to an open letter calling for negotiations to end the Ukraine war as quickly as possible. Now he speaks of a “false assumption”.
Book author and TV philosopher Richard David Precht admitted that at the beginning of the Ukraine-To be taken in by misjudgments of war.
“Putting Ukraine in a position of strength has gone much better than almost all observers, including myself, dared to hope,” he said Precht on Monday evening at the Estates House Meeting of the “Rheinische Post” in Düsseldorf.
“Back then, with a few exceptions, the military experts all made the same prognosis and said that Ukraine would lose this war within days, weeks or maybe a month or two.”
“I assumed a false assumption”
“We only now know how unbelievably strong the Ukrainian army was right from the start, before the arms deliveries came,” Precht claimed. “In this respect, I naturally made the wrong assumption that it’s not worth defending yourself if the war is lost in a week or two. You can see how wrong you can be.”
At the end of June, Precht was one of the signatories to an open letter calling for negotiations to end the Ukraine war as quickly as possible. In addition, the celebrities questioned whether arms deliveries from the West were the right way. They were sharply criticized for this by the then Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany, Andriy Melnyk.