Standing Together For Peace In Germany During This Time Of War

This kind of solidarity, among others, gives me hope

KL Simmons
3 min readFeb 27, 2022


“We stand together for peace.” Photo by KL Simmons

The above photo was taken right before the start of a very important game that took place this afternoon in Hamburg, Germany.

Werder vs Hamburger SV

Werder is the team in green and is “my team”.

I was really touched to see this display of solidarity between 2 famous rivals that are only a 2 hour drive apart.

These players typically hate each other and these games are always intense, but today was especially tense because they were both vying for the #1 position in their league.

Yet they made a public stand — together — and promoted peace, even after Werder won in Hamburg, 3–2.

Photo by Sven Kucinic on Unsplash

Late last night, my partner and I found out that Germany has officially joined the war in Ukraine by sending weapons to help Ukraine.

Germany’s Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has announced that Germany will deliver weapons directly to Ukraine.

He said Germany would be sending 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger missiles.

Berlin has also dropped some restrictions on German-made weapons being sent to conflict zones, meaning that third countries will be able to send more arms to Ukraine.

Mr Scholz said the Russian invasion marked a turning point.

The move reverses Germany’s long-standing policy of banning weapon exports to conflict zones.

At the same time, German ministers have said they are working on restricting Russia’s access to the Swift global interbank payment system in a “targeted” way that “hits the right people” and avoids collateral damage.



KL Simmons

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