German Embassy abstains from reaction to the prank by Ukrainian MP who painted the Berlin Wall

17:38, 8 February 2017

Minsk process should be fully observed, and Russian troops should leave occupied areas of Donbas; until then, the local elections there are impossible, the German Foreign Ministry said.

That was the official reaction of the German authority to the scandalous statement, recently made by German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel.

On February 7, the diplomat said the election in Donbas could take place despite the presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. That evoked an outrage of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, which summoned Reichel to explain his words.

However, the German official refused to comment on his earlier statement. Now, some Ukrainian MPs demand to recall Reichel from Ukraine.