Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has assured that the leaders of the election to the German Bundestag – candidates from Germany's Social Democratic Party Olaf Scholz and Christian Democratic Union Armin Laschet showed the readiness to support the current course of the foreign policy of Berlin after the elections as Suspilne reported.
According to the diplomat, the mentioned politicians attended the last meetings at the highest level in Berlin during the visit of Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
“Exactly during the very long and substantial talk, we have heard the first-hand readiness of Berlin to continue activity in the Normandy Format after the elections. What it will be? Currently, it is hard to tell how the accents, approaches will change, it is clear that it will not happen as it was, when Ms. Merkel called Putin two-three times a week, supported the direct contact with our president and the French side,” the Ambassador noted.
According to Melnyk, it is impossible to tell for sure, whether the Ukrainian side can count for a breakthrough in the talks.
The new parliament was elected in Germany yesterday. As a result of the voting, it would be clear who is going to replace Angela Merkel at the position of chancellor. The voters have two voices – for a particular candidate and for a party.
According to the preliminary data, the Federal Returning Officer website said the SPD won 25.7% of the vote, followed by the CDU/CSU bloc, which garnered 24.1%, and the Green Party with 14.8% of votes, after a count of all 299 of Germany's "constituencies" or electoral districts.