MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who admitted that her words about Europe being at war with Russia had been a mistake, against making irreparable mistakes concerning Ukraine, Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Saturday.
Earlier on Saturday, Baerbock admitted that she had made a mistake claiming in late January that the European Union "is fighting a war with Russia." "The one who doesn’t make mistakes, doesn’t live," Baerbock quoted this saying in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, explaining her words.
According to Zakharova, it was a pivotal statement of Baerbock.
"Once you realize your mistake sincerely, you will understand this. You have to. However, if you are hypocritical again, you are making an irreparable mistake this time," Zakharova wrote.
The Russian diplomat called on the German foreign minister "if you believe that everyone has the right to make mistakes because it is part of human life, stop engaging in escalating the crisis that leads to killings of people with Western weapons."
Zakharova recalled that Germany had been supporting the Ukrainian regime, which was killing people in Donbass, for eight years, and that Russia had launched its special military operation to stop the bloodshed and curb the threats of its escalating into another world war.
"And then NATO criminals started pouring fuel on the fire, turning it all into a massive carnage," she added.
On January 24, at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg Baerbock argued that European countries "are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other." Thus, she suggested avoiding disagreements among Western nations concerning weapons supplies to Kiev. The minister faced strong criticism in Germany.