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Former Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk said he would like to personally apologize to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, whom he called “offended liverwurst.”
In an interview with Bild TV, Melnik said that he did not know if he would be able to get a personal meeting with Scholz.
At the same time, the diplomat stressed that he considers justified criticism of the German authorities for insufficient, in his opinion, support for Ukraine in the war with Russia.
Melnyk called Scholz “an offended liverwurst” after the chancellor refused to visit Ukraine, explaining that Kyiv had previously considered the visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to the country undesirable because of his “close ties” with Russia. In June, Melnik already declaredthat he is ready to apologize to Scholz.
The diplomat, when he was ambassador to Germany, repeatedly made sharp, ambiguous statements. The last scandal involving him occurred in June, when he stated that “there is no evidence that the ‘Banderites’ killed hundreds of thousands of Jews.”
In early July, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Melnyk from his post, explaining this by “the usual rotation of ambassadors.” The media wrote that the diplomat could soon get a job at the Foreign Ministry in Kyiv.