A new “peace” initiative is promoted by the Kremlin in Germany, but the goals remain invariable

About 70 years ago, communist propaganda used propaganda slogans about West Germany calling for “peace”. In modern times, in light of Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine, “calls for peace” and dialogue can be heard more and more often, particularly from the German far-right and far-left political forces. But the pacifist movement does not set clear conditions for peace or show how it should look. So, most of the appeals and manifests are cynical toward Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Examples of propaganda posters with Communist slogans:

  • “Together we will fulfill the government program.”
  • “Peace shall be victorious over war!”
  • “For peace”
  • “For a peace treaty, we request the signing of a peace treaty between the great powers!”
  • “We demand a stop to the arming of West Germany!”

Such the same examples could be heard by modern “peace parties”  in Germany and especially from  German feminist Alice Schwarzer and left-wing politician Sarah Wagenknecht. A new initiative appeared recently, is known as ObjectWarCampaign

They are declaring solidarity with refusers and deserters from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Provide Protection and asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors to military service of Rus and Belarus. They are also planning a series of protests in Germany in May. Among the lists of the organizations involved in the signature campaign is 55 German organizations, among which there are several well-known ones, such as Kooperation für den Frieden і Netzwerk Friedenskooperative. And This campaign is wildly promoted by Russian trolls on Twitter under the appropriate hashtag.

What history has taught us and what we should understand?

Human rights are universal and indivisible. Human freedom is also indivisible; if it is denied to anyone in the world, it is therefore denied, indirectly, to all people. This is why we cannot remain silent in the face of evil or violence; silence merely encourages them” — Václav Havel

Václav Havel was a Czech statesman, author, poet, playwright, and one of the leading dissidents and human rights activists of the second part of the 20th century. 

It should be noted that the AfD and Wagenknecht, together with their supporters, criticize Ukraine exclusively, without calling Russia an aggressor. At the same time, they do not condemn the Russian Federation, despite the fact that the international community condemns its brutal and illegal war against Ukraine. In addition, threats to the world related to the presence of nuclear weapons by Putin and the placement of nuclear missile warheads in Belarus did not cause any reaction from the “peace parties” AfD and DieLinke.

Information about the Kremlin’s influence on the political parties DieLinke and AfD was previously discussed in the media. However, there is no official evidence until it was published in a recent article by The Washington Post. According to these documents, officials and political technologists from Russia met with the leadership of these parties and gave them orders to spread “anti-war” narratives in Europe to stop support for Ukraine. This is especially true for Sarah Wagenknecht and other members of the AfD.

These leaked documents confirm that the Kremlin has a tradition of fueling pseudo-pacifist movements in Germany in order to achieve its political goals.

Everyone who today calls for an end to aid to Ukraine, in light of the fact of ongoing Russian aggression, is actually acting in the interests of Moscow so that Russia defeats Ukraine.

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