Ukrainian ambassador ‘regrets’ calling German chancellor ‘offended liverwurst’
Olaf Scholz is going to be personally sorry to Andrey Melnik for his liverwurst incident
Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, Andrey Melnik, has revealed he “regrets” calling the country’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz, an “offended liverwurst”Back in May. The diplomat spoke to German newspaper Der Spiegel Wednesday, and made this admission.
“That’s a statement that I regretted later, of course. I’ll apologize to [Scholz] personally,” Melnik said.
Scholz was described by the ambassador as “an Ambassador”. “offended liverwurst”His refusal to visit Kiev in May. Scholz’s decision was prompted by Kiev’s refusal to receive German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in mid-April over his apparently overly close ties with Russia.
Melnik was not only unapologetic for his liverwurst comments, but he had also stood by them. “It’s not a matter of apologizing. It’s not about whether someone feels offended or not, it’s about whether they will help us save people,”Shortly after Scholz was insulted, Melnik stated.
Scholz, unlike other EU leaders who had been visiting Kiev in April, visited Ukraine last week for the first-time since conflict broke out in February. Together with several European leaders including the French President Emmanuel Macron, Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy, and Klaus Iohannis, Scholz also met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Melnik said that he was also a proud father. “diplomatically inappropriate” liverwurst remark “offended many people, and not only in Germany,”This also put Zelensky’s home country in severe jeopardy. Namely, Zelensky “was not amused”Melniks comment about liverwurst was revealing.
The diplomat has repeatedly criticized German officials for their apparent lack of support in Berlin during the conflict between Kiev, Moscow. The anger his ‘diplomatic style’ invoked in Germany, however, has not affected his “love”Melnik insisted on this for the nation.
“Despite everything that we have to hear from many Germans today in these days of war: I still love Germany as a country,”He stated.