Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said he understood Germany’s difficulties in finding its role in Europe amid Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“For Germany to play a leading role in Europe and to base itself on being the strongest military power in Europe is not an easy task given history,” Kissinger (99) told reporters in London yesterday.
“This will require some kind of Marshall-type assistance,” Kissinger said, emphasizing that Germany will have an important role in the reconstruction of Europe that is now emerging, including the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war.
He also said that Germany would play an important role in European security in the face of possible Russian aggression.
Kissinger, whose German-born Jewish family was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1938, was one of the key figures who shaped US foreign policy during his tenure as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State from the late 1960s to the late 1970s.