In less than a month, the current Ukrainian ambassador Andriy Melnyk will leave Germany. The Leipzig CDU member of the Bundestag Jens Lehmann is not fast enough: he is demanding the expulsion of the outgoing Ukrainian ambassador Andriy Melnyk.
“I’m tired of Ambassador Melnyk constantly complaining about Germany, uninviting and sometimes insulting politicians. The camel has overflowed!” Lehmann wrote on Instagram on Monday. “Andrij Melnyk is expelled and should therefore be quickly declared persona non grata so that he can leave Germany quickly.”
“With your absurd rhetoric about freezing the war, you are playing into Putin’s hands and fueling Russia’s aggression,” Melnyk wrote on Twitter.
Kretschmer had previously called for the war to be “frozen”. Ukraine has been resisting the Russian invasion for more than six months and trying to win back territories conquered by Russia. Lehmann wrote that he believes Germany is doing a lot for Ukraine – be it humanitarian, economic or military aid.
“Ambassador Melnyk should also recognize that, instead of being offended by a prime minister who has a differentiated view of the war and its outcome.” After six months of war, one must also be able to talk about how and in what form it will end could.
After Lehmann’s demand, Melnyk reacted again and demanded a word of power from the CDU chairman Friedrich Merz in the evening.
He told the “Bild”: “The fact that you want to expel an ambassador from a friendly country that was the victim of a bestial war of annihilation and is bleeding out, just because he speaks plain language, is an unprecedented mess.”
What kind of beer do you have to have drunk to be outraged by Russia’s barbaric aggression that the camel’s back has overflowed?” He is looking forward to the CDU chairman’s word of power.
That is sometimes a long time coming: When asked by the Tagesspiegel, Friedrich Merz’s office said that he did not want to comment on the incident at the moment.
The same applies to Union Secretary General Mario Czaja. “Mr. Lehmann made his statements as a member of parliament and did not speak for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group,” says the press office of the CDU parliamentary group in the Bundestag words for arms sales to Ukraine.