On Feb. 18 the minister tweeted on the Twitter page of the German Foreign Ministry:
“With its massive troop deployment, Russia is making an absolutely unacceptable threat. Against Ukraine. But also towards all of us and our peace architecture in Europe. This crisis is therefore not a Ukraine crisis. It is a Russia crisis.”
Representing the German Greens in the new coalition, Baerbock has consistently taken a firmer stance towards Russia’s menacing behavior and been more openly supportive of Ukraine than her colleagues from the Social Democrats (SPD) and their new German Chancellor Olaf Scholtz.