Putin can toy with ‘the German soul’ utilizing concern to his benefit, Ukraine’s outgoing ambassador to Berlin says
Germany has failed in a lot of its insurance policies lately because of its concern of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine’s outgoing ambassador, Andrey Melnik, claimed on Wednesday.
Chatting with Die Welt, the scandal-ridden diplomat – who was fired after a string of contentious remarks, together with one directed at German Chancellor Olaf Scholz – indicated that the Russian chief is aware of methods to toy with the Germans.
“Putin is aware of the German soul and, sadly, can play effectively with it,” he stated, including that the Russian president depends on “intimidation” when partaking in dialogue with Berlin.
“This concern is his best weapon, and German insurance policies have additionally failed lately and a long time,” Melnik acknowledged.
He went on to say that Russia is unlikely to make use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine as a part of its army operation, because of the excessive prices this might entail.
Melnik additionally commented on his resignation, placing an unusually self-critical tone. “It’s important to reply on your errors. Regardless of how important one is of the federal government, Germany is our most vital ally in Europe,” he stated, including that Ukraine “has to win over the Germans” and expressing hope that his successor will do a greater job than he did.
His remarks come after Ukrainian International Minister Dmitry Kuleba blasted Germany on Tuesday for failing to offer a “single rational argument” as to why it couldn’t provide Kiev with battle tanks, accusing Berlin of providing “solely summary fears and excuses.”
Melnik was sacked by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in early July after a flurry of controversies. His headline-grabbing remarks included calling the German chancellor an “offended liverwurst” and defending Stepan Bandera, a controversial Ukrainian nationalist hero who collaborated with the Nazis throughout WWII.
Melnik insisted that Bandera was not concerned within the mass homicide of Jews and Poles throughout the warfare. After backlash from Poland and Israel, Ukraine’s International Ministry needed to clarify that the ambassador’s statements don’t mirror Kiev’s official place.
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