At the same time, the statement states that the Chancellor fully supports German and international efforts to end Russia’s escalating war in Ukraine, especially “in view of the open atrocities in Bucca and elsewhere in Ukraine”.
Formerly President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invites Merkel and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to visit Buch and “look at what the policy of concessions to Russia has led to in 14 years”. The DPA does not specify whether Merkel responded to the call.
Zelensky accuses Western leaders of failing to make decisions fast enough and “playing” with Russia. “What is happening now makes Russia think that they have power and influence over the views of many European Union countries. I think that Angela Merkel, Emanuel Macron, has to come and see what the “flirtation” with the Russian Federation leads to, “says Zelensky.
At the North Atlantic Alliance’s summit in early April 2008, Allies considered joining Ukraine, but abandoned the idea, citing Russia’s interests. The main opponents of this idea were Merkel and Sarkozy, recalls Deutsche Welle.
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