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Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany is indignant at the insult to Schroeder

Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany is indignant at the insult to Schroeder

The diplomat called the ex-chancellor of Germany “the cynical lobbyist of the Kremlin, downplaying Putin’s aggressive policies.”
 
The Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk indignantly reacted to the mention of his name in the podcast of the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. The ex-head of the FRG government and the current chairman of the board of directors of Rosneft “will go down in world history as the cynical lobbyist of the Kremlin in Germany, which understates Putin’s aggressive policy and, shameless, embellishes Russia’s war crimes” in eastern Ukraine and in the annexed Crimea to the Russian Federation, Melnik told the agency DPA on Saturday, May 30. The sharp reaction of the diplomat is caused by Schroeder’s attack on the ambassador. The ex-chancellor, in the first issue of his podcast, discusses measures to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Germany and calls for expanding international cooperation.
 
At the end of the issue, the passage sounds: “You should not annoy each other with sanctions. I tried to point out that this is also true for Russia. Why then is either the ambassador or the former foreign minister, some dwarf from Ukraine, criticizing me?”
 
Former German Chancellor offends Ukrainian diplomat
 
To name a diplomat in this way means to humiliate the state that he represents, Melnik believes. He regarded such statements as “an act of genuine despair.”
 
“Schroeder’s long-term efforts to get Berlin to lift the sanctions (against Russia. – Ed.) Were and remain in vain,” the Ukrainian ambassador emphasized.
 
In his opinion, the ex-chancellor “is trying to play Iron Man,” but more and more often “stumbles and loses emotional balance.”
 
The Ambassador of Ukraine offered a bet to Schroeder on the Crimea annexed by Russia
 
In early May, Schroeder, in an interview with the German edition of Tagesspiegel, called the EU’s sanctions against Russia “meaningless.” In his opinion, the Kremlin will not be able to be influenced through fines, and not a single Russian president will return Crimea to Ukraine.
 
Then the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany offered a bet to the former chancellor about the further fate of the peninsula annexed by Russia. Crimea, during the life of a 76-year-old German politician, “will certainly return to the bosom of mother Ukraine,” Melnik said.

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