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Germany. Wolfgang Schäuble: Lech Kaczynski was right. We were guilty

Germany.  Wolfgang Schäuble: Lech Kaczynski was right.  We were guilty

Former President of the Bundestag (2017-2021) and former Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) is considered to be A veteran of German politics. In 1990, as head of the Ministry of the Interior, he negotiated a treaty on the reunification of Germany with the authorities of the GDR. He is serving his fourteenth term in the Bundestag, an all-time record.

In an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper on Thursday, Schäuble admitted that He will not put Angela Merkel on the list of “senior advisers” Unlike Konrad Adenauer, Willy Brandt or Helmut Kohl.

Schäuble said: “It may be premature to consider Ms. Merkel among the senior advisers and make a final assessment.” The CDU politician added: – It is remarkable that so far in relation to Russia (Merkel – Ed.) I can’t say we made mistakes.

Schäuble himself admitted that he blamed himself for being naive in relations with Russia. – I am very angry with us said the 80-year-old. – We didn’t want to see him. After all, I could see what Russia is doing in Chechnya.

The German politician also stressed that President Lech Kaczynski’s warnings were not taken seriously either. – And he warned: first Georgia, then Ukraine, then Moldova, then the Baltic states and, finally, Poland. He was right – Values.

At the same time, Schäuble emphasized that Germany’s dependence on Russian gas was caused not only by the policy of the then government. Merkel wasn’t the only one who wanted cheap gas from Russia. The economy and the citizens welcomed him – added.

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