By Constantin Radut
We lived to see this too: Germany, the great Germany is offended and humiliated by the Ukrainian ambassador in Berlin and by Polish politicians. It almost doesn’t matter why. The fact itself was inconceivable until yesterday, when Helmuth Khol and Angela Merkel’s Germany dictated politics and public life in Europe.
Berlin is now treated as a marginal and insignificant capital of Europe by many politicians.
Yesterday, Ukraine’s ambassador to Berlin, Andrii Melnik, harshly criticized German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for ruling out a visit to Kyiv for the time being, the DPA reported on Tuesday.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and two Bundestag lawmakers plan to visit Kiev to show support for Ukraine as Russia’s attack continues.
But Scholz told ZDF on Monday night that he did not intend to visit Kiev. He believes that the refusal of the Ukrainian authorities to receive the visit of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a major obstacle to not traveling.
This angered the Ukrainian ambassador in Berlin, who said of Scholz: “Playing an offended liverwurst doesn’t sound very statesmanlike,” the Ukrainian ambassador scoffed at this decision in an interview with the DPA.
In Monday’s interview, Scholz said it was not acceptable for a country that offers so much military and financial aid to be told that its head of state could not come to visit.
In the first eight weeks of the Russian war, Germany sent weapons and equipment worth more than 190 million euros ($ 201 million).
Germany has given the go-ahead for the delivery of 120.5 million euros worth of war weapons and other 71.4 million euros worth of other weapons between February 24 and April 19, according to the Berlin Ministry of Economy.
Last week, Berlin approved the export of 50 Gepard anti-aircraft tanks, the first time heavy weapons have been delivered directly from Germany.
Melnik criticized that no ammunition had yet been found for the Gepard anti-aircraft tanks that Germany had promised to deliver.
Germany’s response to Russia’s war against Ukraine has been hesitant compared to that of other European states, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba told the German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, quoted by the DPA on Sunday.
Two days ago, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said that Berlin must “take a leading role in Europe, especially in matters of Eastern policy”, stating that this must be true in both on arms deliveries to Ukraine, as well as on sanctions against Russia or the granting of EU candidate status to Ukraine. Overall, says Kuleba, Ukraine hopes the German government will make “bold, visionary decisions.”
The German press cannot be seen or heard. What a beautiful game from the big German dailies to make it rain…
In the same context, of the disregard of the power of Germany, is the game of Poland.
Poland is ready to help Germany stop using oil from Russia, Warsaw Climate Minister Anna Moskwa said on Monday, expressing hope that a European Union embargo could enter into force by the end of the year. .
Blessed Germany! Has it come under Polish protection?
“We, Poland, are ready to support Germany’s ambitions for de-Russification through our Gdansk refinery,” said Anna Moskwa, who expressed hope that sanctions against Russian oil would no longer be blocked.
Moscow has previously said that the main EU member states that oppose tightening gas sanctions against Russia are Austria, Germany, and Hungary, and that the EU bloc should penalize states that use rubles to pay for Russian gas.
For his part, Kaczynski said that Europe needed more American troops “because of Russia’s growing aggression,” adding that Germany had “a strong inclination toward Moscow.”
He added that Chancellor Olaf Scholz must also be willing to pay a high price for his freedom.
Jarosław Kaczyński, the shadow head of the Warsaw government, is also unhappy with Germany. He noted that his country is open to deploying US nuclear weapons on its territory, although no talks have yet been held with Washington on the issue.
But, says Kaczyński, Chancellor Olaf Scholz must be willing to pay a high price for freedom.
By Constantin Radut