Germany is working on a "Marshall Plan" for Ukraine. Karl-Georg Wellmann, the head of the German-Ukrainian parliamentary group in the Bundestag, announced this in an interview with the Segodnya publication, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports.
"We are working on a new strategy for stabilization and development of Ukraine together with Ukrainians with much greater financial and political efforts. This is something new and it will come as a complement to the Association Agreement," Wellmann said.
According to him, this new strategy is still "in development, and it has not yet become part of official policy." "It is the idea of a sound ‘Marshall Plan’ for rebuilding the economy, governance, the judicial system, etc. If this ‘Marshall Plan’ goes into effect, it will be only under full [German] control and monitoring. Europe is Ukraine’s fate. However, you first have to do your homework. For example, like the Poles did after the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union more than 20 years ago," he said.
Asked whether Europe is tired of the political situation in Ukraine, Wellmann said that Germany "does not want this to happen." The Bundestag deputy said that the situation in Ukraine is widely discussed in political circles and the media in Germany.
"You must realize that everything [that is happening] in the Ukrainian government and parliament is intensely monitored in Germany. The future of Ukraine is of great importance to all of Europe," Wellmann said.