Hennig-Wellsow calls on the left to take a clear line against autocrats

The Thuringian left leader Susanne Hennig-Wellsow has spoken out in favor of her party taking a clear line against autocrats abroad.

“We are an internationalist party that wants to enforce human rights all over the world. There can be no blind solidarity with despots, ”said the left-wing presidency candidate of“ Welt ”(Friday edition).

When asked why it ??? also against the background of the poison attack on the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny ?? It is so difficult for the German left to draw clear lines in Russia, she said: “I don't want to evade here at all. The 40-year friendship between nations with the Soviet Union is certainly having an effect in the East. ”This does not only apply to her party. “Many see Putin as a positive statesman. I see him very critically. ”The Russian government is called upon to investigate the attack on Navalny.