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1) Enrique Müller (Berlin), “El excanciller Schröder dice que Rusia busca una solución negociada al conflicto y acusa a Alemania de no hacer lo suficiente; Scholz culpa a Moscú de ralentizar la vuelta a la actividad normal en el gasoducto Nord Stream 1 tras finalizar las tareas de mantenimiento,” El País, el 3 de agosto 2022 (13:24 EDT);
2) “Schröder: Moskau will Verhandlungslösung,” Die Welt, den 3. August 2022l;
3) “Putin Wants to Resume Ukraine Talks, Ex-German Chancellor Schroeder Says, The Moscow Times, August 3, 2022 (3:15 a.m. EDT);
Updated: 17 hours ago
Former German Chancello Gerhard Schröder has been a top board member of Gasprom and of Nordstream related companies, and been a close buddy of Vladimir Putin since before the Russian invasions of Ukraine in 2014. Following those invasions he notoriously traveled St. Petersburg in April 2014 to celebrate his 70th birthday at a Nordstream A.G.party attended by Vladimir Putin.
Schröder (or Schroeder in Englis), who has been roundly criticized by his SPD colleagues for his closeness to Putin, has now issued statements suggesting Putin is open to negotiations for a ceasefire.
Because of Schroeder’s personal relationship with Putin, his report on recent conversations with the Russian leader merits close and critical attention. Whether there is any truth to Schroeder’s reports remains to be seen.
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