AFP reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed to visit the two German leaders during a telephone conversation with Steinmeier, which, according to the German presidency, allowed “to dispel the annoyance” caused by Kyiv’s refusal to receive the head of state. In mid-April.
During a press conference tonight, Chancellor Olaf Schultz acknowledged that the conversation between Zelensky and Steinmeier was a “good thing”.
“The result of the conversation is that the Secretary of State (Analina Baybork) will soon be able to go to Ukraine,” Scholes said, but he ruled out the possibility of him going to Kyiv.
In mid-April, Steinmeier, wanting to go to Kyiv with his Polish partners and three Baltic states, had to surrender at the last moment, regretting the situation: “I was ready to do it, but apparently, I should note moreover, He was not wanted in Kyiv. ”
Berlin then expressed its dissatisfaction with Kyiv’s position, and the German media described what happened as an “insult”.
Olaf Schultz, also a Social Democrat, admitted that he was, at least, “disturbed” by the situation.
After weeks of pressure to go to Kyiv to express his solidarity with Ukraine, the chancellor considered the incident an “obstacle” to his possible trip to the Ukrainian capital.
For his part, the Ukrainian ambassador in Berlin, Andrij Melnik, accused Schulz of behaving like a “diva” rather than acting like an official.
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