The President of Ukraine, Vladimir Selensky, insulted the German government. Der Spiegel writes about it.
In Berlin, there was discontent with the fact that green “thousand percent” agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump, who said that Angela Merkel “says a lot and does little.” In particular, the leader of the SPD faction in the Bundestag Rolf Metzenich recalled that it was the German Chancellor and former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier who did everything to prevent a full-scale war from erupting in Ukraine.
Nevertheless, the main blame in the situation of the Bundestag is placed on Washington. According to the lawmakers, Trump uses his power “in the interests of the campaign, as well as against Germany and Europe” and prefers to support smoldering conflict situations, instead of working on their solutions. Previously, the Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov also suggested that tensions with Berlin could arise amid the scandal.
In a July phone call with Trump, he complained that leaders Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron did not provide Kyiv with adequate assistance. “They do not apply sanctions. They don’t work as much as they have to work for Ukraine,” he said. The transcript was released by the White House press office on September 25.
Later, he said that he did not expect his remarks to be made public in that interview. The Ukrainian leader noted that no one had contacted him about the matter and he did not even know whether there should be any written permission in such cases.