Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andriy Melnyk criticized his successor as Ambassador to Germany Oleksiy Makeev for refusing to lay flowers at the Soviet memorial in the Tiergarten on Victory Day, RND reports.BZ: in the center of Berlin there was a fight at the monument to the T-34 tank because of the dispute about Ukraine In the Tiergarten park in the center of Berlin there was a fight at the monument to the T-34 tank after the dispute of passers-by… 08 May 23:05
“It was an unforgivable mistake to abandon the wreath-laying ceremony traditional since 2015 at the Tiergarten memorial on 8 May.
In addition, it is a slap in the face to our ancestors that Makeev refused a long-standing request to the Bundestag to erect a memorial to the millions of Ukrainian victims of Nazi terror in Berlin, ”Melnyk said.
The Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Germany announced earlier that this year it deliberately refuses to lay wreaths and flowers on Soviet memorials or places with Soviet symbols in Berlin. Instead, the Ukrainian embassy decided to visit the German Neue Wahe memorial in memory of the victims of war and tyranny.Berlin police banned the use of the flags of Russia and Ukraine on May 8 and 9 at three memorials The Berlin police banned bringing the flags of the Russian Federation and Ukraine to Soviet memorials…
Melnyk was the Ambassador of Ukraine in 2014-2022, while noting himself with a number of scandalous statements. In November last year, he was appointed deputy minister of foreign affairs. He laid flowers in the Tiergarten park, including in 2022, after the start of the special operation in Ukraine.
A fight in the Tiergarten…
Last Sunday, May 7, there was a fight at the Soviet war memorial. Several children, accompanied by adults, climbed onto the tanks, and a Berlin police officer asked them to come down. Military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Day 440 US Secretary of State Blinken announced that Kyiv had received all the military assistance necessary for the counteroffensive. A… 09 May 23:58
“A heated argument ensued between a 47-year-old man from the group and a 45-year-old man who came with him and wore a Ukrainian flag on his back. They say that it was about the war in Ukraine,” writes the Berliner Zeitung.
Things escalated when an older man hit an opponent and insulted him “in an anti-Semitic manner,” the publication said. The victim fell to the ground, after which the guard separated the people. The man was taken to the hospital with a head injury. His attacker later claimed that he was “only defending himself.”VTsIOM: 65% of Russians call Victory Day the most important holiday for the fifth year in a row VTsIOM conducted a poll on the attitude of Russians to Victory Day – the majority considers May 9 the most important… 04 May 20:34
…and the ban on flags
Recall that on May 7, a Berlin court partially lifted the ban on the demonstration of Russian flags and symbols on Victory Day, allowing their use during the Immortal Regiment. However, the city police later appealed this decision, radio station RBB reports.
As a result, the Administrative Court of Berlin again prohibited the display of Russian and Soviet flags, as well as St. George ribbons during the May 9 events.
Earlier, the Berlin police announced a ban on the use of Russian and Ukrainian flags at Soviet memorials in Treptow Park, Tiergarten and Schoenholzer Heide on May 8 and 9. It does not apply to diplomats and veterans of World War II.Berlin court upholds ban on Russian flags and symbols at events May 9 The Berlin Administrative Court upheld the complaint of the police and banned citizens from displaying Russian and… 08 May 21:04
The law enforcement agencies noted that it is also forbidden to perform military songs, demonstrate symbols and make appeals, “which, due to the current situation, can be used to approve or glorify” the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Such a decision, according to the police, will allow “worthily honoring the memory of the fallen soldiers of the Soviet army.”
At the same time, the Berlin Administrative Court lifted the ban on Ukrainian flags on memorials, while Soviet and Russian symbols remained banned, the Tagesspiegel newspaper writes.