Olaf Schulz says he has no plans to go to Kyiv yet
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz says there is no need “Attractive” In an insulting statement made by the Ambassador of Ukraine in Berlin. Andreas Melnick had previously compared Scholes to one “Annoyed Liverworth.”
The chancellor told the T-Online news outlet on Sunday that there was no need to overdo it “Sensitive” Every word spoken by Ukrainian officials, but he still confirmed no plans to visit Kyiv.
It is more important “Focus on the essentials” The problem, Scholes added, is that Berlin still wants to help Kiev “Self defense” And to Russia “Withdraw his troops from Ukraine.”
He said “Very happy” That the old anger of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier has agreed to go back in time. The two leaders spoke in early May after Kiev canceled Steinmeier’s visit to Ukraine in April over his alleged links to the Kremlin.
Even in a brief diplomatic row, Melanick sharply criticized Schulz for his reluctance to go to Kiev. In early May, the diplomat said he was not going to be the German chancellor “Like President” And later refused to apologize, pointing out that the issue was cleared by the two presidents and did not. “It’s about whether anyone is upset.”
On Sunday, Scholes confirmed that he had no plans to travel to Kyiv in the near future. “A politically responsible person should only go to Kiev if there are specific issues that need to be discussed on the spot.” He said.
He was speaking during Moscow’s ongoing military operation in Ukraine. Western nations, including Germany, are providing military and financial support to Kiev, as well as imposing unprecedented sanctions on Russia.
Germany and its allies will continue to impose more sanctions on Moscow, Schulz said, adding that the policy aims to eliminate Russia. “Attack” And withdraw from Ukraine.
The agreement could be lifted if an agreement is reached between Moscow and Kiev, the chancellor said, adding that any such agreement between Russia and Ukraine should be discussed in detail but could not. “Imposed by force.”
Scholz added that he is a “Straight talk” On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone but gave little details about the conversation.
He believes in prohibition “Very important effect” In the Russian economy, that would be “Suffer greatly” And see opportunities for its development “Seriously limited.”
Some Western media, including the British weekly, The Economist, as well as the US financial giant, JPMorgan, have said that the Russian economy is denying the immediate effects of the sanctions and has proved stronger than expected.
Scholes claims that Russia has not achieved any of its goals in Ukraine, pointing out that NATO has not withdrawn troops from its eastern edge but has built up its forces there. Block “Finland and Sweden will be stronger if they join.” He said, however, that neither of the two countries had so far formally submitted its application for membership. Helsinki announced its intention on Sunday, but the move is still awaiting parliamentary approval.
Scholz, meanwhile, says Germany and its partners will never “Take any decision that could lead to a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia.” Moscow had earlier warned that Finland and Sweden would react if they joined the bloc. However, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Glushko said it was too early to discuss possible transfer of nuclear weapons or any other action.
Russia invaded its neighboring country in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the first Minsk agreement, signed in 2014, and the final recognition of Moscow’s Donetsk and Lugansk’s Donbas republics. The German- and French-brokerage protocols were designed to give special status to isolated territories within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a neutral state that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv has insisted that the Russian invasion was completely unpopular and has denied claims that it is planning to forcibly retake the two republics.