Ambassador Andrei Melnik is clearly angry at the pace of arms supplies from Berlin
Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany Andrei Melnik posted a picture on Thursday showing German weapons being sent to Ukraine at snail’s pace. Melnick has a long record of insulting his host country.
Melnick posted a picture of a snail’s shell-covered bullet with text on his official Twitter account. “German weapons for Ukraine are already on their way.” He added a dismissal, claiming that a member of the Kyiv government had sent the photo “Pff. Russia will not win the war.
“German weapons for Ukraine are already on their way.” We will not let Russia win the war pic.twitter.com/giDldA20tv
– Andrej Melnik (MelnykAndrij) May 25, 2022
Melanik’s post comes a week after the German Defense Ministry announced in July that it would deliver 15,000 1960s era Gepard anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine and provide its operators with 59,000 rounds of ammunition and training. In April, Berlin authorized their manufacturer Krauss-Maffey Wegmann to supply up to 50 units to Ukraine at the expense of the German government.
Berlin has also shipped shoulder-fired anti-tank rockets and reportedly delivered seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, but an earlier deal that saw Kiev donate 50 or more Leopard 1 tanks, due to a lack of ammunition and reportedly Cold War-era vehicles. Spare parts
Melonik Gepard welcomes vehicle supply, but blames Germany for failing to demonstrate “Imagination and Courage” Sending more heavy weapons. In an interview with the German tabloid Bild earlier this month, the ambassador called for 88 Leopard tanks, 100 Murder tanks and more self-propelled howitzers, as well as urging Berlin to pass a loan-lease law to allow unlimited arms supplies. And ammunition in Ukraine.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz insists his country should try “Avoid direct military confrontation” With Russia, Melonick told Bild that he thought the German government “It’s very good to give justifiable and unreasonable excuses for its inaction.”
Melonick has entered more diplomatic language. After Kiev, in April he told German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier that he “No need” In the city, Schulz called it because of its past warm relations with Moscow “It is unacceptable to tell the president of a country that there is so much military aid, so much financial aid… that he cannot come.”
Instead of easing the tension, Melnick announced that Scholes was acting like one “Annoyed Liverworth.” Although the Chancellor said he would not “Attractive” To comment, several German MPs have complained that left-wing deputy leader Sevim Dagdalen has demanded the expulsion of Melnik. Dougdalen called the ambassador “Nazi sympathizers” On him Pilgrimage In the tomb of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian war criminal and Nazi ally.
Melonik has ridiculed the head of Volkswagen for urging Ukraine and Russia to follow a negotiated peace deal, citing Germany’s reliance on Russian energy imports. “Shame,” And describes an invitation to a concert at Steinmeier’s residence in March “An insult” Due to the fact that Russian musicians are set to perform.
Russia invaded the neighboring country in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the first Minsk agreement, signed in 2014, and the final recognition of Moscow’s Donetsk and Lugansk’s Donbas republics. The German- and French-brokerage protocols were designed to give special status to isolated territories within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a neutral state that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv has insisted that the Russian invasion was completely unpleasant and has denied claims that it is planning to forcibly restore the two republics.
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