Schroeder: Russia is ready for a solution

Gerhard Schröder, the former Chancellor of Germany, stated that he saw that Russia was ready for a solution during the meetings he held in Moscow, and emphasized that President Erdoğan assumed an important mediation role.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder , known as a ‘Putin friend’, said a ceasefire in the war between Russia And Ukraine Was Possible. Schroeder, who met with Russian President Vladimir Putin In Moscow The Previous Week, Also Emphasized That President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making great efforts to solve the problem in his speech to the weekly ‘Stern’ magazine published in Germany and private television channels RTL and NTV . “As with the Grain Convention, the Turks have been very helpful,” Schröder said. “But if Washington doesn’t say ‘Yes’, these things won’t work,” and pointed out that the US’s support is needed to solve the problem.


Gerhard Schröder also said that he witnessed Russia’s readiness for a solution and received ceasefire signals during his meetings in Moscow. “This is the first success,” Schroeder said of the grain deal. “This development may gradually turn into a ceasefire,” he said.


Schröder from the Social Democratic Party (SPD), who was the German Chancellor in 1998-2005, stated that Ukraine lost Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, and said, “Who would seriously think that a Russian President would sacrifice Crimea?” Schroeder stated that Ukraine can remain as a “neutral country” like Austria without being a NATO member, and pointed out that a solution to the Donbas region problem could be found like the “canton model” in Switzerland.

Schröder, who was heavily criticized for his duties in Russia’s energy giants Rosneft and the Nord Stream 1 and 2 natural gas projects, said, “I have repeatedly said that this war was a mistake. Who benefits if I cut my ties with Putin? I have made my decision on this matter and I stand behind this decision.”

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