German chancellor Olaf Scholz has said the invasion of Ukraine is "the return to imperialism.", APA reports citing CNN.
"We all have to prepare for the fact that we have a neighbor that is currently using violence. And we must prevent this to become code of practice," Scholz said during the "Anne Will" talk show on public broadcast TV Sunday evening.
Germany was discussing the purchase of an anti-missile defense system, said Scholz.
"Don't dare to attack us," he warned.
Though "Zelensky is right to demand help from everybody in the world," Scholz said, "we will not engage with military forces – even if you call them peacekeeping troops – and we will not establish a no-fly zone." Such measures would be the start of a "huge confrontation between NATO and Russia," he added.
"NATO will not be part of this war," he said.
NATO was preparing for dramatic measures in case Russia were to use use biological and chemical weapons, said Scholz.
"The use of biological and chemical weapons may not happen," he said, but issued a direct warning to Russia: "Don't dare to do it."