As War Reshapes Europe, Germany Pivots on Defense, Aid

BERLIN—Three many years right after a Soviet-created wall crumbled in this town, Germany shook up its defense and electricity-safety methods in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a historic reversal of a foreign-coverage tradition that long substituted trade and dialogue for tricky electrical power.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz, addressing Germany’s Parliament, said Europe’s financial powerhouse would approximately double its armed service shelling out, buy U.S.-built fighter planes for the very first time in a long time and develop strategic power reserves even though shifting power purchases absent from Russia.