As the newspaper “Bild” and the news magazine “Politico” report, Gerhard Schröder is said to be in Moscow as a mediator and will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is part of mediation efforts to end the war in Ukraine, they said. on Insider.
According to information from the Tagesspiegel, neither the SPD leadership nor the federal government were aware of a possible Schröder mission. “Without information there is no consultation,” they said in government circles.
Schröder is the head of the supervisory board of the Russian state energy company Rosneft and also has management positions in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline projects. Due to his closeness to Putin, the former chancellor was losing more and more support. His ex-wife and his wife recently asked for understanding. (Image, Reuters)
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