Some time ago, Melnik accused Berlin of violating obligations under the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. According to him, the reason for such a speech was the lack of consultations between Kiev and Germany on the discussion of the project for the construction of “Nord Stream – 2”.
“Nord Stream 2 itself remains a knife in the back of Ukraine, which entails a huge loss of confidence in Germany over the next decades,” Melnyk said.
According to Rahr, in the future, the German authorities will ignore such statements by the Ukrainian ambassador. Berlin is accustomed to the fact that Kiev prefers to trade in Russophobia and shift all responsibility to Russia. Melnyk’s words personify Ukraine’s modern foreign policy, and therefore there will be quite an obvious reaction to them.
“Many people gave up on the Ukrainian ambassador to Berlin Andrey Melnik for a long time. His statements are regarded as provocations. He turns the facts over, ”the expert explained.
However, the political scientist noted, there will be those in Germany who will lend a hand to the ambassador. For example, representatives of the Green Party or the liberal media continue to side with Kiev, preventing Berlin’s rapprochement with Moscow.