The foreign policy spokesman of the SPD group in the Bundestag, Nils Schmid, has criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) because of their meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

“It is a political error and strange that Mrs. Merkel, Poroshenko has taken one and a half weeks before the election (in Ukraine),” said Schmid, the “mirror”. “The impression of one-sided partisanship.” Merkel would have been better – like the President of France, Emmanuel Macron – the interview with the Challenger Volodymyr Selenskyj are looking for.

In the East of the Ukraine government have been fighting since five years, troops and Russia-backed separatists. Merkel had welcomed Poroshenko on Friday and this is justified by the need to with him urgent topics to discuss. You run this campaign, to help him, let her not apply.

The runoff vote between Poroshenko and Selenskyj will take place on 21. April (Easter Sunday).


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.