Chancellor Olaf Scholz persistently refuses to visit the Ukrainian President on site. Instead, he will soon be flying to South Africa and the Balkans. And he’s been to the Netherlands before. Before that he had to listen to a lot in the Bundestag. Andreas Hoidn-Borchers

And again: Wrong direction, wrong destination. The Chancellor is on the road again, and once again he’s not going where at least half the nation feels he wants to see him: to Kyiv. Instead of going to the heart of the war, Olaf Scholz flies to Holland, to a man he met just the day before at the North Sea Summit in Ejsberg, Denmark, Mark Rutte, the Dutch Prime Minister, who not only has three terms in office ahead of him, but also well ahead of him gave up the Germans’ restraint on arms deliveries to Ukraine. But that was once.