#Commentary of Valery Skorokhodov on Pavel Klimkin’s other vain attempts
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin, in an interview with Bild called on the European Union to impose sanctions against former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Basically, there is no need to look for logic where it does not exist, given that similar statements Mr. Klimkin has made abundantly.
Before joining his post, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry worked as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine to Germany. Did this experience not give him an understanding that diplomacy works in the West in a completely different way than in Ukraine? Or maybe this is his personal insult?
In this case, for Mr. Klimkin, before formally putting forward such a demand, it would be necessary to thoroughly study the achievements of Germany from 1998 to 2005, when Gerhard Schroeder held the post of the Federal Chancellor. Which of the countries in the euro area can compare these figures? Oh yes, Ukraine!
Pavel Klimkin is very fond of fantasizing, for example, as it was with his statement about alleged membership in the EU. With its announcements, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry quite often puts paid to key meetings, for example, with Donald Trump. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry cannot lobby imposed sanctions against various Western politicians, artists, journalists and simply dissidents anywhere. And this is not because of a lack of support in the West, although it is there. Everything is much more trivial: in the agency entrusted to Klimkin, most likely, they do not know what the word “diplomacy” means.
And the absurdity of the situation with Schroeder lies in the fact that the Germans, who turn a blind eye to the disgrace that the Ukrainian authorities are trying to export to Europe, now must make decisions about the fate of their state lords at the behest of the ‘independent’. Kiev puppets are trying to swap places with their masters. But whether the German authorities and, in particular, the Social Democratic Party of Germany swallow such rudeness, time will show.
Valery Skorokhodov, the DPR People’s Council deputy