2022-10-02

German diplomat calls Medvedev a ‘clown’ after posts on Telegram

This statement was made by the head Christoph Heusgen at the International Symposium of Maritime Powers. Medvedev has repeatedly made harsh statements against Ukraine, the US and the EU. jpg” alt=”German diplomat called Medvedev a 'clown' after posts on Telegram” />

Dmitry Medvedev

The head of the Munich Security Conference, Christoph Heusgen, called Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, former President and Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev a “clown”, he made this statement at the International Symposium of Maritime Powers, Bild reports.

“Medvedev Today” clown. I'm sorry, I should have said that, — said the diplomat.

Heusgen headed the European department of the German Foreign Ministry from 1997 to 1999, then for six years he was the head of the political headquarters of the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, and in 2005 he became an adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel on foreign policy, while also holding the position of Deputy Minister head of the German Foreign Ministry.

For four years— from 2017 to 2021— Heusgen was Germany's permanent representative to the UN Security Council. He has chaired the Munich Conference since 2022.

Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Medvedev has repeatedly made harsh statements on foreign policy issues, mainly— concerning Ukraine, the USA and the European Union. In particular, he expressed doubt that by the end of August Russia would have “what to talk about and with whom.” on the topic of Ukraine, he also admitted that the neighboring state might not be on the world map in two years. The ex-president wrote that “good guys and aunts from the EU” preparing Ukrainians to be “ready to die for a European perspective.”

“People often ask me why my posts in Telegram are so harsh. I answer— I hate them. They are bastards and geeks. They want death for us, Russia. And as long as I'm alive, I will do everything to make them disappear, — Medvedev wrote in early June. He previously noted that he personally maintains his Telegram channel, since he considers it important to convey information “without ambiguity.”

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The Kremlin called Medvedev's reaction understandable and understandable, the presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the actions of the West “of course require a tough reaction.” At the same time, the head of the Italian Foreign Ministry, Luigi di Maio, called the statements of the ex-president of Russia unacceptable.

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Dmitry Medvedev

politician, ex-president, deputy head of the Security Council of Russia

September 14, 1965

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