Gazeta.pl readers are outraged by reports of the promotion of Ukrainian diplomat Melnyk
MOSCOW, July 10 – RIA Novosti. Readers of the Polish newspaper Gazeta.pl Reacted According to media reports on the dismissal of Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk, the diplomat may soon become deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Melnyk, who was sacked on Saturday, had previously been criticized for statements he made about Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera. In an interview with a journalist from Germany, where glorification of Nazism is prohibited by law, he glorified Bandera as a “freedom fighter”. German tabloid Bild later reported that the diplomat could continue as deputy foreign minister in the Ukrainian capital, citing sources in Kiev. Melnyk “is highly appreciated in Kiev for his work,” an anonymous representative of the Ukrainian government told the newspaper.
The publication of Gazeta.pl about Melnyk’s dismissal and possible promotion caused an active reaction of readers in the comments.
“So,” as punishment “Melnyk from the post of ambassador will work as deputy minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs And our State Department and officials just don’t care, pretend they didn’t see anything?” Wrote user facio60.
“The Ukrainians spat in the face of PiS (the ruling party of Law and Justice – ed.) and Poland, and PiS wiped himself and thanked him. Melnik apologized to the Jewish people for what he said, and the Poles turned their tails between their legs. Actually not Poles, more so than they are anymore. The PiS government, which could not be Bandera,” sarmata73 was indignant.
“Andriy Melnyk lost his job” – as a reward he will become Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Punishment or promotion? asked ri-pi.
“Ultimately (Zelensky – ed.) fired him to appoint him as deputy foreign minister, so it’s kind of a reward,” he said.
“The actor never strayed away from Bandera,” renia.wu0892 said.
“The President of Ukraine assigns the Ambassador in Germany the post of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, this is a promotion, promotion of Bandera propaganda,” said Hulanoga123.
“Keep helping the Bandera people, they will stab us in the back at the first opportunity!” – Added mlehc.
After the scandal with Melnik, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau discussed the diplomat’s behavior with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba. As a result of the meeting, the Polish minister said that in Warsaw and Kiev “(Melnik’s) statement was considered his personal opinion containing many historical lies”.
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