Newspaper: Zelensky fired his ambassador in Berlin after disagreements with Germany over Russian gas

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sacked his ambassador to Germany after tensions escalated over a gas turbine that Berlin is trying to return to Gazprom to resume gas imports, Express newspaper reported.

According to the British newspaper, “although the official reason for the dismissal was not disclosed, Ukraine remains in a bitter dispute with Germany over a German-made turbine being repaired in Canada. Berlin is interested in returning a piece to the Russian gas giant “Gazprom” will pump energy resources to Europe, but Kyiv claims that this is against the sanctions imposed against Moscow.”

Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk became famous for his harsh statements against the German authorities. Melnyk denounced the German government for not resolving the issue of military assistance and said that his refusal to supply Kyiv with tanks and infantry fighting vehicles would be a “historical disgrace” for Berlin. In addition, he accused former chancellor Angela Merkel of a lack of self-criticism, and called her successor Olaf Scholz a “sad sausage”.

Earlier, Gazprom stopped fuel injection on the export route to Germany, saying that Canada did not return Siemens turbines after repairs. According to company representatives, the units cannot be returned due to anti-Russian restrictive measures introduced by Ottawa.

Source: RIA Novosti

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