On Monday, Russia was warned it will be swiftly hit with an “unprecedented package of sanctions” if they pursue an invasion of Ukraine. This came after world leaders from Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and the US presented a united front against Vladimir Putin.
But Germany raised concerns over the reaction to the threat posed by Moscow to Kiev after it blocked NATO ally Estonia from giving Ukraine military support.
Critics lashed out at Germany and claimed they are reluctant to move against Russia due to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, despite threats from Berlin to cut the deal in the event of a war.
Nord Stream 2 is expected to transport Russian gas to Germany bypassing Ukraine.
Now, GB News presenter, Alex Phillips, has lashed out at Germany and claimed they are the “stumbling blocks” when it comes to putting on a united front against Russia.
She tweeted: “Looks like Germany and the German-led EU are the dangerous stumbling blocks when it comes to any semblance on united Western foreign policy on Russia.
“Meanwhile independent Britain is leading the charge in holding Putin to account.
“And they told you the Kremlin fixed Brexit. Lol.”
Her scathing attack comes after the US is believed to be having doubts about Germany’s loyalty to the alliance.
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“For Germany, cheap gas, car exports to China and keeping Mr Putin calm seem to be more important than allied democratic solidarity.
“Ukraine’s fate will convey on Germany a heavy burden of responsibility.”
In another scathing attack on Germany, Katja Hoyer, an Anglo-German historian and journalist, said the “rifts in the alliance were there for all to see”.
Writing for the Washington Post, she said: “Seen in that light, Biden’s in his news conference that a ‘minor incursion’ into Ukraine by the Russians would meet with a different response from NATO compared with a full-on invasion suggests that Washington and Berlin have been discussing how to handle minimal German support for economic sanctions.
“Rifts in the alliance were there for all to see.”
She added Germany had become “a weak link in NATO’s line of defence”.
However, the US has sought to defend Germany with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying last week: “It’s fair to say that the United States has no better partner, no better friend in the world than Germany.”
With US President Biden said Germany was ready to “respond swiftly, effectively and in a united way” and he has ”no doubts about that”.
Meanwhile, Poland’s prime minister hit out at Germany for its reaction to the threat posed by Russia to Ukraine following reports that Germany is blocking NATO ally Estonia from giving Ukraine military support.