Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk responded to the insult addressed to him by former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder as Ukraine’s Embassy to Germany reported.
“The name of Mr. Schröder will always be noted in the world history as the synonym to the cynical lobbyist for Kremlin in Germany who covers Putin’s aggressive policy and shamelessly justify the war started by Russia in the east of Ukraine and Crimea…We, the Ukrainians, do feel nothing toward Mr. Schröder but sympathy,” Melnyk stated.
He made such a statement due to the fact that earlier Schröder called him ‘midget’ during his Agenda podcast.
The ambassador noted that such an action is, first of all, the disregard for his state and his people as he presents them.
Melnyk is sure that Schröder's efforts aim for the mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions by Berlin. Melnyk believes that the ex-chancellor will not reach his goal.
Earlier, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder 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. At that, Schroeder did not call the ambassador by the name, instead, he called him a "midget".