There can be no return to what relations with Russia were like before the war in Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday, adding that the war Moscow is waging is a "profound blow to international relations." CNN writes about it.
The war is "a matter of long-term changes that will shape international relations for a very, very long time," Scholz said at a news conference on the sidelines of the G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany.
"There can be no going back to the time when Russia did not invade Ukraine in our relations with Russia," he said.
Despite uncertainties about how the world will change as a result of the war, G7 members must "internalize this change" by "standing together and working together closely and in a spirit of trust," he added.
"And that's what we have in common: democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights," Scholz observed.