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After the Kremlin visit by Gerhard Schröder, many Russian media see a Redeemer of Europe from the cold winter and a mediator in the Ukraine War. An overview.

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Obviously Schröder Putin's argument was convincing, summarized the newspaper satisfied: "In his interview, he followed Putin and blamed Siemens for the problems (with the gas delivery to Europe - note of the editor)."

"Working together very conveniently"

The religious-conservative broadcaster frame explains that Schröder had dispensed with a "European lobby" that has not been defined in more detail on his business connections to Russia. Instead, Zargrad is now attributing the new role of a negotiator to the former top German politician. The broadcaster praises: "Gerhard Schröder is one of the most important European 'friends of Putin', he was shown in the western press for years. In reality, this means that you could work with the ex-Chancellor very comfortably."

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Wladimir Putin (li.) und Gerhard Schröder 2018 in Moskau © Alexei Druzhinin/DPA/Picture Alliance Wladimir Putin (left) and Gerhard Schröder 2018 in Moskau

, which is known for their opinion -loving reporting Ria Nowosti, refers to some letters to the editor in the German daily newspaper, in which Schröder is also praised and Titelt: "The Germans are enthusiastic about his words about Putin." In the corresponding article, the parallel is drawn to the current Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz - to his disadvantage. Readers are also quoted here who are pushing to start the North Stream 2 German-Russian gas project on the ice.

"Talking better than silence"

The newspaper Iswestija underlines Schröder's loyalty to Putin and titles: "The ex-Chancellor refused to apologize for his friendship with Putin." Talking is better than silence, it is said - you can solve the situation in Ukraine with the help of diplomacy. The Kremlin is ready for peace negotiations, the newspaper quotes the former Chancellor and criticizes with reference to Schröder's words: "However, the European countries, including Germany and France, do not do enough."

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The online portal Deita.ru asks in its heading: "Came 'Putin's friend' to Moscow to save Germany and end the special surgery military operation?" Schröder probably drove to Moscow to redeem the Germans from an upcoming "cold horror" and act as a mediator in the Ukraine conflict. In the event of any Russian-Ukrainian peace negotiations, however, the Kremlin will probably only make concessions if Chancellor Scholz in return would do without military aid for Ukraine.

"By fulfilling Germany the will of the United States, it provides arms that kill Russian soldiers. And here there are no economic interests before the value of life. In addition, it is impossible to make the eyes before the seizure of Russian public and private To seal assets, "writes the author, expressing hope that the long -term friendship between the two politicians would advance the negotiations:" Schröder enjoys a high degree of credibility in Germany (...) and is more of a politician with whom Putin is happy to would speak. "

Germany: Holidays in Moscow by Gerhard Schröder make Toussser .
© Reuters The former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, here photographed in 2018, is the subject of critical food in Germany and Europe since the start of the war in Ukraine Because of its proximity to Russian power. The former German Chancellor returned to Russia and met Vladimir Putin at the end of July. He confirms and refuses to apologize. His explanations and proposals for good offices for a peace in Ukraine raise a new wave of criticism.

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