Scholz to Zelenskiy: Germany ready to act as security guarantor for Ukraine

Weekly cabinett meeting in Berlin
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is pictured before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, March 30, 2022. Kay Nietfeld/POOL via REUTERS

BERLIN, March 30 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that Germany is ready to act a security guarantor for Ukraine, said a German government spokesperson in Berlin.

Scholz signalled a "general willingness" about the role in a phone call with Zelenskiy, spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit told a regular news conference on Wednesday.

Hebestreit said he did not want to speculate about whether the security guarantor role would also include a military component.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel; Writing by Miranda Murray; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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