It's hard to underestimate the size of the scandal that is ongoing in Germany now with regards to the government's Russia policy. Calling it the scandal of a century is not an overstatement, and it will haunt official Germany for a long time to come.
What is going on is that by not actively opposing Russia other than in words the German government is actually supporting Russia, because passivity is beneficial to Russia. Just as the Kremlin prefers silent citizens it prefers foreign governments to be silent.
It is absolutely mind blowing that especially Germany, with its own history of committing atrocities and later pledge that "never again" should such atrocities take place, is not opposing Russia in a meaningful way.
As late as yesterday @Bundeskanzler held a press conference where he basically confirmed the non-action policy with regards to Russia. Germany will not deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine anytime soon and it will not agree to a boycott of oil and gas.
@Bundeskanzler Germany is sticking to its policy of delaying help to Ukraine and obstructing harsher sanctions despite being more and more isolated internationally. It's very likely that both Austria and Hungary, who are also obstructing, would change position if Germany did so.
@Bundeskanzler @cepa It's important to make Germany change position. Germany is Europe's most powerful country, it has the biggest population, biggest economy. Germany must be firmly anchored in the western world and be the first to act against barbarism in the world, the first to protect democracy.