Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder got involved in a scandal with Ukraine's Ambassador in Germany Andriy Melnyk. The story occurred, as Schroeder spoke during the first edition of Agenda, his new audio podcast on May 26. Deutsche Welle quoted the politician as saying.
"One should not nibble each other with sanctions. I tried to point out it was fair against Russia, too. Why then the ambassador or the foromer Foreign Minister from Ukraine criticizes me?", Schroeder said, talking to his former press secretary Bela Anda.
"Yes, the ambassador", Anda replied.
At that, Schroeder did not call the ambassador by the name, instread, he called him a "midget".
"No one cares about it, not even in Germany", Schroeder said, commenting on Melnyk's critics regarding his perception in Russia.
German media assume that Schroeder's rage was caused by Andriy Melnyk's interview with Tagesspiel in early May. In it, the Ukrainian ambassador criticized Schroeder's saying, as he offered to lift the sanctions from Russia. The Ukrainian official called Schroeder "top lobbyist of Russian leader Putin".