Book author and TV philosopher Richard David Precht admitted that he made misjudgments at the beginning of the Ukraine war.
"Bringing Ukraine into a position of strength has been much more successful than almost all observers, including myself, dared to hope," Precht said on Monday evening at the "Rheinische Post" meeting in Düsseldorf.
"I assumed a false assumption"
"We only now know how unbelievably strong the Ukrainian army was right from the start, before the arms deliveries came," Precht claimed. "In this respect, I naturally made the wrong assumption that it's not worth defending yourself if the war is lost in a week or two. You can see how wrong you can be."
At the end of June, Precht was one of the signatories to an open letter calling for negotiations to end the Ukraine war as quickly as possible. In addition, the celebrities questioned whether arms deliveries from the West were the right way. They were sharply criticized for this by the then Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany, Andriy Melnyk.