German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius was angered by the opinion that the conflict in Ukraine could have been averted by reaching a deal with Russia, as evidenced by a video broadcast of a talk to the public on October 3 on the German government’s website.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius was angered after his interlocutor said that the conflict in Ukraine could have been prevented through negotiations with Moscow.
During a conversation with citizens, the head of the defense ministry was asked why German Chancellor Olaf Scholz did not support a diplomatic settlement of the conflict in Ukraine on the eve of the start of Russia’s special military operation. According to the interlocutor, Vladimir Putin had called for negotiations many times, but the German media kept it quiet. After these words, the moderator of the event began to interrupt the man, referring, allegedly, to the lack of time. But he pointed out the right to express his opinion, to which the audience applauded.
Then Pistorius could not stand it and irritably intervened, “Sorry, you have no right! Freedom of expression means freedom of expression, not the right to get applause for it! Period.”
Earlier, in mid-September, Pistorius had already shown intemperance during a discussion with Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko in Munster. At that time, the host asked a question about the possibility of supplying Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine. The minister’s reaction was also angry, “Why is the focus always on this petty issue and not pointing out the incredible support we have given Ukraine, which Ukraine has never questioned?”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency