Zelensky fires Ukraine’s ambassadors to Germany, India, the Czech Republic, Norway, and Hungary, per Reuters. He claimed it’s normal rotations. Ukrainian President Zelensky has urged his diplomats to drum up international support and military aid for Ukraine.
In other words, they’re not filling their funding quotas.
Ukrainian President Zelensky has urged his diplomats to drum up international support and military aid for Ukraine. He wants more money. He’s getting it from the US in billions.
Germany is a particular issue.
Andriy Melnyk, 46, was appointed by Zelensky’s predecessor as ambassador to Germany in late 2014.
He regularly engages in outspoken social media exchanges and has branded politicians and intellectuals who oppose arming Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion as appeasers.
He once accused German Chancellor Olaf Scholz of behaving like an “offended liver sausage” when Scholz did not immediately accept an invitation by Zelensky to visit Kyiv.
Kyiv and Berlin are currently at odds over a German-made turbine undergoing maintenance in Canada.
Germany wants Ottawa to return the turbine to Russian natural gas giant Gazprom to pump gas to Europe, but Kyiv had urged Canada to keep the turbine, saying a return would violate sanctions on Moscow.
Canada said on Saturday it would return the turbine.
Henry Kissinger, age 99, is on his latest book tour. He remarks on being attacked for his recent recommendation of a ceasefire in Ukraine whereby Russia gains no territory it didn't have prior to the war. This suddenly makes Kissinger radically out-of-step with mainstream opinion pic.twitter.com/qOUcDPe6Bz
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 8, 2022