Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Ukrainian ambassador denies German strain for peace talks with Russia – POLITICO

BERLIN — Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany on Saturday rejected claims that Berlin could also be pressuring Kyiv behind closed doorways to achieve a peace take care of Russia.

The hypothesis has been fueled by a report within the German journal Der Spiegel on Friday a couple of secret “Russia dinner” within the German embassy in Washington in late October, throughout which German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s closest aide, the top of the chancellery Wolfgang Schmidt, reportedly “euphorically praised” a proposal by U.S. assume tanker Samuel Charap to finish the battle in Ukraine by an imposed negotiated settlement with Moscow.

In a podcast interview with the German public broadcaster RRB, Oleksii Makeiev, the Ukrainian ambassador in Berlin, denied the German authorities was pushing Kyiv to just accept peace talks with Russia that might result in a everlasting lack of Ukrainian territory. The strain was “additionally not” taking place behind closed doorways, Makeiev added.

An official from the German chancellery informed POLITICO that Schmidt rejects the “unfounded assertions” within the Spiegel report.

Scholz and different Western leaders have repeatedly confused that Kyiv alone ought to resolve when and below which situations it reaches a peace take care of Moscow.

The German chancellor’s international and safety coverage advisor Jens Plötner wrote in a joint op-ed with Andriy Yermak, the top of the Ukrainian President’s workplace, earlier this month that “a easy cease-fire as we speak could be tantamount to legitimizing Russia’s land seize and pave the best way for yet one more frozen battle.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned final week that he is not prepared to debate peace with Ukraine till he is reached his aims within the battle.

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