Former German Prime Minister Schroeder said President Putin wanted to find a solution through negotiating conflicts in Ukraine, starting with cereal agreement.

Good news is that Kremlin wants a solution through dialogue.


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Russia and Ukraine last month reached an agreement to allow Kiev to export cereals through ports in the Black Sea.

Mr. Schroeder suggested Ukraine should find alternatives to the desire to join NATO, maybe by applying a neutral national model like Austria.

However, he said that the solution to important issues such as Crimea peninsula takes more time, maybe not 99 years like Hong Kong, but must reach the next generation.

The future of Donbass in eastern Ukraine is also more complicated, according to former German Prime Minister.

Former German Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder in an interview in Berlin on September 14, 2021.

Schroeder, 78, member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), held the position of German Prime Minister in the period 1998-2005.

On May 19, the German National Assembly announced the privilege of former Prime Minister Schroeder, in the context of the public indignation because he continued to work for Russian energy companies in the Ukrainian conflict and refused to condemn a total.

The European Union Parliament also announced that he put him on the list of sanctions if he did not resign as a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Petroleum Group Rosneft.

Russian State Petroleum Group Rosneft announced that former German Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder was no longer a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.