During a telephone conversation with Steinmeier, the AFP reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky had proposed the arrival of two German leaders, which, according to the German president, allowed Kiev to “remove the annoyance” as a result of his refusal to receive the head of state. In mid-April.
During a news conference tonight, President Olaf Scholes acknowledged that the conversation between Zelensky and Steinmeier was “a good thing.”
“As a result of the conversation, the foreign minister (Annalena Baybork) will soon be able to go to Ukraine,” Schls said, but he missed the opportunity to go to Kiev.
In mid-April, Steinmeier, who wanted to go to Kiev with his Polish and three Baltic allies, had to give up one last time, lamenting the situation: “I was willing to do it, but frankly, I should have noticed. Also, it was not needed in Kiev.
Berlin later expressed its dissatisfaction with Kiev’s attitude and classified what happened in the German media as “insulting”.
Olaf Scholz, even a social democrat, admitted that he was at least “irritated” by the situation.
The president, who has been under pressure for weeks to travel to Kiev to express his solidarity with Ukraine, called the incident “an impediment” to his possible trip to the Ukrainian capital.
For his part, Andrij Melnyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to Berlin, accused Scholz of acting more like a “diva” than acting as a royal figure.
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