Polish President Andrei Duda criticized German Chancellor Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron for a phone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
“I was very surprised by all the talks with the Prime Minister Olaf Schultz and the president Emmanuel Macron With Russian President Vladimir Putin.These calls are useless,” the Polish president said in an interview with the newspaper picture Germany today.
Mr. Duda announces phone call with President Putin As “a way to legitimize those responsible for crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine”. The Polish president stressed that the Russian leadership was solely responsible for deploying troops to Ukraine, although he noted that Putin had the support of military commanders.
In a May 28 phone call, Mr. Scholz and Mr. Macron called on the Russian president to release prisoners captured at the Azovstal steel plant and spoke directly with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On June 4, the French president continued to call for “not to humiliate Russia” as he assessed the war in Ukraine. In his speech, Macron said: “We must not humiliate Russia so that when the fighting is over, we can open a way out through diplomacy. I believe that France plays the role of the mediator.”
Mr. Zelensky criticize He was harsh on the comments, saying Mr Macron, as the leader of the Normandy-style negotiations that existed before Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, knew all the details of the deal with Russia and “Russia’s non-compliance”. “We will not shame anyone. We will respond accordingly,” the Ukrainian president announced.
Ahead of Russia’s military action against Ukraine, President Macron tried unsuccessfully to maintain diplomatic activity until the last minute, holding talks with President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin to prevent a conflict. Mr Macron spent little time campaigning for the April presidential election, focusing on dealing with Ukraine.
Scholz has faced criticism that Germany is not doing enough to help Ukraine defend itself.Mr. Scholz emphasize His administration responded to Russia’s military action with a major change in German policy to introduce heavy weapons into theater.
Xuanle (follow Reuters, DPA)