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Schröder: Compared to US President, Putin is Happiness for the West

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If we compare it with US President Trump, “then we can be happy that we have a Putin like,” former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said in an interview with Die Zeit. Material leads InoTV.




Unlike such an “unpredictable populist as Donald Trump”, the head of the Kremlin thinks very rationally,
explained the politician.

He also identified the main mistakes of Germany in relations with Russia. For example, “it was wrong to evaluate the country according to the criteria of sustainable democracy.”

The Russians believe that they helped us a lot during the reunion. And in Russia they wonder why we were the first to support the sanctions. They expected more thanks from us,
noted Schroeder.

I oppose sanctions policy. Because when there was progress, for example, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the Donbass, it was not a matter of easing penalties, but of extending and even tightening them. And who puts pressure on Kiev? Kiev also does little
he continued.

According to the ex-chancellor, the Ukrainian authorities "wage war against the Donbass and cut off the people who are there from energy supplies." In his opinion, the big mistake of the EU was that he “offered an association with the prospect of joining the alliance only to Ukraine, and no one was negotiating with Russia”.

Schröder also said he did not believe in the “myth of Russia's aggressive policy.” Fears that Moscow wants to annex the Baltic countries and even Poland are "absurd." On the contrary, Russia feels threatened by the West.

American attempts to drag Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, the deployment of an air defense system and the approach of NATO to the borders of Russia — all this caused fear. Beginning with George W. Bush, American politics was aimed only at isolation and encirclement. They do not want Russia to be strong. The question is, are we, Germans and Europeans, interested in a weak Russia?
he said.

Russians are our neighbors. We need their market and energy. We also need them politically, if we talk about the Middle East, the Iranian nuclear program and the Caucasus region,
stressed the politician.

He also commented on his appointment as head of the board of directors of Rosneft. Schröder noted that this is his “private affair” and he does not allow himself to “instrumentalize” himself to anyone. According to him, he seeks to "ensure the energy security of Europe."

If there is some kind of dependence in relations between Europe and Russia, then only mutual,
added the former chancellor.
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  1. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 16 November 2017 14: 59 New
    14
    When Schroeder claims that “Putin is happiness for the West” (even if compared to another politician), does this mean disaster for Russia?
    After all, as you know, “what is good for the Russian, then the German is dead”, but this saying is true in the opposite direction.
    And then we already had “the German of the year” Gorbachev .... And “the best finance minister according to the West” Kudrin was also ..
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 16 November 2017 15: 02 New
      +7
      Quote: Ami du peuple
      When they say that "Putin is happiness for the West," does this mean misfortune for Russia?


      This is a former politician, he is not in the service, according to this he says what he thinks, and not what was ordered from the USA.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 16 November 2017 15: 06 New
        +5
        Schroeder is a hired employee (on a salary) of Gazprom.
        He is on the board of directors of Nord Stream.
        1. INVESTOR
          INVESTOR 16 November 2017 15: 09 New
          23


          Straight to the soul, from the Internet.
        2. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 16 November 2017 15: 17 New
          10
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Schroeder is a hired employee (on a salary) of Gazprom.

          "Nothing personal - just business ..."
          Didn’t you, Lesha, praise globalization not so long ago as a global panacea?
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 16 November 2017 15: 19 New
            +2
            But I do not blame Schroeder. He works, lobbies, makes money.
            It doesn’t matter in whose company, Russian or American.
            1. stalkerwalker
              stalkerwalker 16 November 2017 15: 23 New
              +9
              Quote: voyaka uh
              He works, lobbies, makes money.

              Yes, I'm without collision ..... wassat
              Anto-German (free from prejudice!) Reporters tried to interview an ex-business politician by asking politically incorrect questions ....
              To confuse the coast is now fashionable when the conversation in the "enlightened" West is about Russia ....
        3. 79807420129
          79807420129 16 November 2017 15: 22 New
          10
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Schroeder is a hired employee (on a salary) of Gazprom.

          But what did Aleksey say when Schroeder was a hired employee of German taxpayers, did he say something else? Under him, relations between Germany and Russia began to grow, is it good for everyone, isn’t it? And not as it is now, to please overseas "allies" they shoot themselves at legs. hi
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 16 November 2017 15: 31 New
            +8
            Whoever said anything about Schroeder, and I took his words as the sound opinion of one of the few sober-minded Western politicians.
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 16 November 2017 15: 36 New
            +1
            Perhaps Schroeder sincerely believes that friendship with Russia
            more important to Germany for everything else. These are his views, his right.
            But today he is the official lobbyist of Gazprom. For promotion
            Nordic flow among European politicians is paid big salaries.
            This, again, is not a crime. After all, he does not receive money secretly.
            1. 79807420129
              79807420129 16 November 2017 15: 43 New
              +9
              Quote: voyaka uh
              This, again, is not a crime. After all, he does not receive money secretly

              Well, it’s Alexei Batkovich, you can recall how many retired politicians of the same Germany, your politicians work in different corporations in other countries and what’s wrong with that. hi But is it a crime to work in Gazprom, in my opinion not. hi
            2. Baby sitter
              Baby sitter 16 November 2017 15: 49 New
              +2
              It is only in Russia that all sorts of liberals for people's money also speak “badly” of their breadwinner. This is normal. This is so demacratic !!!!!
            3. Dashout
              Dashout 16 November 2017 16: 38 New
              +4
              Quote: voyaka uh
              But today he is the official lobbyist of Gazprom.

              And it bothers you from what side?
            4. Karayakupovo
              Karayakupovo 16 November 2017 18: 59 New
              +3
              You would, dear, also Bismarck in the aggregate add to the agents of Gazprom for his statements about the Russians. I will not even remind
        4. Lelek
          Lelek 16 November 2017 18: 33 New
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Schroeder is a hired employee (on a salary) of Gazprom.


          Hey. And this is gut. And he carries out his work with dignity and in every possible way contributes to the improvement of relations between the EU and Russia. Is not it?
      2. Going
        Going 16 November 2017 15: 07 New
        15
        Schroeder is a wise politician, he works for the interests of Germany and for close cooperation with Russia.
      3. siberalt
        siberalt 16 November 2017 15: 30 New
        +1
        Yeltsin (in his words) had three friends: Clinton, Kohl and “this as his” Helmut. All Europe and America laughed over the stump. But it became dangerous to laugh at Putin. It seems that they missed the Russian clowning of the 90s. laughing
    2. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 16 November 2017 15: 04 New
      +9
      No, it doesn’t.
    3. Svarog
      Svarog 16 November 2017 15: 09 New
      +4
      So the Germans began to praise Putin, the 90s began to smack of Borya, Hunchback, how they praised, how they praised ...
    4. Svarog
      Svarog 16 November 2017 15: 10 New
      +5
      Quote: Ami du peuple
      When Schroeder claims that “Putin is happiness for the West” (even if compared to another politician), does this mean disaster for Russia?

      Exactly.
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 16 November 2017 15: 25 New
        +5
        So the Germans began to praise Putin, the 90s began to smell


        when it smells like 90s you won’t write time posts on the Internet, blacksmith, father of Dazhbog

        Do you believe?) The motives of those who make such nicknames have always been interesting. In my class I was like that, I drank as a result and wanders around the yards looking for enemies and shouting "Glory of Russia" in heavy boots.

        It seems that for more than 30 years, but all the same, where at 15)
    5. Loess
      Loess 16 November 2017 15: 27 New
      0
      Well, you just can’t please ... Gorbachev doesn’t like it, Kudrin doesn’t like it ... Now you are suspicious of Putin ...)
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 16 November 2017 15: 00 New
    +1
    As soon as he became a former ....
    This is a diagnosis for Western politicians ... as soon as the former began to admit that Russia was right and fair ....
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 16 November 2017 15: 02 New
      +6
      You don’t know Schröder .....
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 16 November 2017 15: 03 New
        +2
        You don’t know Shredder well ..

        In general, alas, I’m not familiar)
        1. Nasrat
          Nasrat 16 November 2017 15: 05 New
          +8
          This uncle has always advocated friendly relations with Russia ... therefore he is not the former ..

          If you find a negative from him towards Russia, for his entire political life - write off, it will be interesting for me to read.
          1. Dezinto
            Dezinto 16 November 2017 15: 10 New
            +1
            ahh you in this sense, yes, I’m not unsubscribing because I don’t know much about the period of his reign, I take your word for it ....
            1. Nasrat
              Nasrat 16 November 2017 15: 11 New
              +2
              understood accepted .. hi
          2. Dashout
            Dashout 16 November 2017 15: 14 New
            +7
            Quote: Nasr
            This uncle has always advocated friendly relations with Russia.

            Yes exactly! For this he was devoured in the west
            1. St Petrov
              St Petrov 16 November 2017 15: 32 New
              +3
              not gobbled up. choke. few such politicians are now in Europe. then there’s nothing to press and there is no compromising.

              1. Dashout
                Dashout 16 November 2017 16: 36 New
                +4
                Quote: c-Petrov
                not gobbled up

                No, gobbled up! He did not become Chancellor anymore ...
                Federal Chancellor of Germany (27 October 1998 - November 2005 years)and then Merkel - Obama's girlfriend
    2. pjastolov
      pjastolov 16 November 2017 15: 03 New
      +4
      Quote: DEZINTO
      As soon as he became a former ....
      This is a diagnosis for Western politicians ... as soon as the former began to admit that Russia was right and fair ....

      it’s a tradition to go to the bathhouse just like on New Year’s laughing
    3. Lelek
      Lelek 16 November 2017 18: 36 New
      +2
      Quote: DEZINTO
      This is a diagnosis for Western politicians ... as soon as the former began to admit that Russia was right and fair.


      Hey. Well, not just the ex.
  3. Livonetc
    Livonetc 16 November 2017 15: 03 New
    +5
    The song "Uncle Vova, you and I" about Putin sounded on Mamaev Kurgan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AViL_Q7t5k
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto 16 November 2017 15: 06 New
      +5
      Song


      Well, what for this game, well, why are you dragging it here? Well, one lady farted with a brain, so what? All damn kapets, totalitarianism is coming, everyone is tired of scratching their tongues about this ridiculous trick.
      1. You Vlad
        You Vlad 16 November 2017 15: 17 New
        +4
        Quote: DEZINTO
        Oh come on this game

        Patriotism in your opinion
        Quote: DEZINTO
        game

        Quote: DEZINTO
        Well, why are you dragging it here?

        Patriotic edition, if that ...
        Quote: DEZINTO
        Well, one lady farted with a brain, so what?

        Fuuuu! Shame on you?
        Quote: DEZINTO
        everyone is tired of scratching their tongues about this ridiculous trick.

        Here is the first time today I looked and I liked yes
        Quote: DEZINTO
        about this ridiculous trick.

        People do business unlike you!
        1. Dezinto
          Dezinto 16 November 2017 15: 31 New
          +3
          Listen, you just need to distinguish patriotism from populism. This song, as I understand it, was liked by many, and they sang perfectly and all that, but it was her personal advertising move, where she used children and a lot of bravura words, and I don’t like this approach. I love and respect my country, but this is just somehow not right.
          1. You Vlad
            You Vlad 16 November 2017 15: 51 New
            +3
            Quote: DEZINTO
            Listen, you just need to distinguish patriotism from populism.

            In what! Patriotism in children educate this populism sad
            Quote: DEZINTO
            but it was her personal advertising move

            Who saw the children, listened to the song, correctly by the way sang about the army and navy!
            Quote: DEZINTO
            where she used children and a lot of bravura words, and I don’t like this approach

            I liked it, I even laughed laughing
            Quote: DEZINTO
            I love and respect my country, but this is just somehow not right.

            Well taste and color request It’s just that you don’t need to call such things a game and everything.
            1. Dezinto
              Dezinto 16 November 2017 18: 29 New
              +1
              You just don’t need to call such a thing a game and everything

              Well, let's agree on that, I shake my hand. Our points of view are clear and not so different. hi
              1. You Vlad
                You Vlad 16 November 2017 18: 59 New
                +1
                Health to you hi
        2. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 16 November 2017 15: 33 New
          +3
          Quote: you Vlad
          People do business unlike you!

          Well, if licking and fawning is a worthy cause ... This lady would have taken care of the problems of her native Volgograd before resolving world problems .. And then the "last battle", the "overseas president without power" and other things, "Alaska will be returned." Let her first “Red October” from the Chelyabinsk region, or else the whole plant legally escaped from the city.
          It is especially disgusting that the unreasonable children are drawn into this disgrace. It would be better if she sang alone, at least it didn’t cause anything but laughter b.
          1. Loess
            Loess 16 November 2017 15: 37 New
            +3
            Do not like it - do not listen and do not look, what's the problem? It's easy to criticize) Making it harder ...
            1. St Petrov
              St Petrov 16 November 2017 15: 38 New
              +7
              I like it. Better than breeding to breed like TNT around the clock.

              Turn on TNT, there is no patriotism, they don’t sing songs about Volodya, and the oppositionists hang out. Slepakov-non-polite-survivor-for-Russian-soul songs are funny about the Russian girl and her problems. Well, everything is as it should.

              And if you buy a subscription to rain, then there will generally be space. Well, or at least the edge - free RBC

              There, you certainly will not meet this, what you see on the "patriotic forum." But he is a priori patriotic. I don’t know why you are here if you get turned upside down.

              And how many publications on the Internet there are - you can swim in this guana until the end of your life. To each his own. It is not necessary to make an anti-patriotic garbage dump from VO with which slogans can drive a herd to anti-government rallies

              Here the forum is a cross-section of society - Putin has a high rating in the country - only nonpolitians like Katz and Shatz do not believe in this. So I don’t understand the meaning of fighting against him on this site.

              It is especially disgusting that the unreasonable children are drawn into this disgrace.


              disgrace of children at rallies to pull anti-government. And when the children sing about the Fatherland and the President, that’s good. Fortunately, we do not have Poroshenko or Macron, and moreover, do not let go of Mushrooms.

              A person looks worthy against the background of other world leaders and this is also a fact. Yes, and would look at you at his age - your form, consciousness and occupation.

              1. Ami du peuple
                Ami du peuple 16 November 2017 15: 52 New
                +4
                Quote: c-Petrov
                No need to make anti-patriotic garbage out of VO
                There is no need to make enthusiastic idiots out of VO. There is some kind of moral framework, and a pseudo-patriotic kitsch is no better than a glamorous kitsch.
                Quote: c-Petrov
                So I don’t understand the meaning of fighting against him on this site.
                I am not at war with Putin, if only because of different political weight categories: who am I and who is he? winked But such "performances" obviously do not add popularity to the President.
                1. St Petrov
                  St Petrov 16 November 2017 15: 54 New
                  +6
                  a pseudo-patriotic kitsch is no better than a glamorous kitsch.


                  you need in the 90s, when officers interfered with dirt, the flags of the Russian Federation were hidden in the corners, and the American flags hung even on secret objects of the Moscow Region

                  there was no pseudo-patriotism, patriotism at that time was equated with the disease.

                  I think you just miss the 90s. Does it bother you that patriotism is awakening in the country and becoming a patriot is becoming popular?

                  And after the Crimea, probably, and this patriotic frenzy, probably, was the rule for you?)
                  1. Ami du peuple
                    Ami du peuple 16 November 2017 16: 04 New
                    +2
                    Quote: c-Petrov
                    I think you just miss the 90s

                    Of course I miss. Vodka was tastier and girls younger laughing I fully tasted the 90s, so I don’t want these children to be disappointed in their country. But do not "return Alaska to its home harbor," then what? Do not rush from one extreme to another
                2. Dashout
                  Dashout 16 November 2017 16: 44 New
                  +6
                  Quote: Ami du peuple
                  There is no need to make enthusiastic idiots out of VO.

                  And what should be done from VO, a liberal party with apple seasoning?
              2. ul_vitalii
                ul_vitalii 16 November 2017 16: 13 New
                +7
                Well done! I completely agree.
            2. The comment was deleted.
              1. St Petrov
                St Petrov 16 November 2017 15: 47 New
                +5
                Of course it’s more complicated, I don’t have such an administrative resource. Yes, and financial too.


                and who is to blame for this? Putin and United Russia probably? Party of Rogues and Thieves?

                Maybe which of the deputies specifically? Or maybe all at once?
  4. You Vlad
    You Vlad 16 November 2017 15: 05 New
    +1
    Well, Schroeder has become out of politics, that's why he is thinking!
  5. rruvim
    rruvim 16 November 2017 15: 07 New
    +3
    Quote: Ami du peuple
    When they say that "Putin is happiness for the West," does this mean misfortune for Russia?

    One should not ignore another phrase: "If there is any dependence in the relations between Europe and Russia, then it is only mutual." It may mean: both peace and war ... But in the German version of the interview, “mutual dependence” sounds like “necessary”. Those. "necessary" friendship!
  6. Million
    Million 16 November 2017 15: 13 New
    0
    Putin is generally happiness ...
    1. rruvim
      rruvim 16 November 2017 15: 20 New
      +3
      What else !!! When you wake up in the morning under "this weather", the first thing you remember is Putin. He, as a Svetoch, will lead through all hardships and obstacles, he will illuminate with flame all the peoples of Mount Juche ... In general, I agree ... drinks
      1. Nasrat
        Nasrat 16 November 2017 15: 32 New
        +3
        Quote: rruvim
        What else !!! When you wake up in the morning under "this weather", the first thing you remember is Putin. He, as a Svetoch, will lead through all hardships and obstacles, he will illuminate with flame all the peoples of Mount Juche ... In general, I agree ... drinks

        bully
        1. rruvim
          rruvim 16 November 2017 15: 38 New
          +1
          All Astrakhan residents see Korsak in GDP. So called the steppe fox. Almost all Russian villages in the Volga delta in 10 years have become Kazakh people.
  7. Gardamir
    Gardamir 16 November 2017 15: 18 New
    +5
    Putin is happiness for the West
    We would still be happy for Russia.
    1. The comment was deleted.
    2. You Vlad
      You Vlad 16 November 2017 16: 23 New
      +2
      Quote: Gardamir
      We would still be happy for Russia.

      The elections are still far away, but the trolls have bred .... For you there will be no happiness!
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 16 November 2017 16: 40 New
        +2
        .For you there will be no happiness!
        Once Putin has already cursed Russia. And he said: "Russia is doomed to liberalism." So the Medvedevs, Shuvalovs, Rottenbergs and, of course, Chubais with Kudrin and Putin, the main one, will remain.
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 16 November 2017 16: 52 New
          +3
          Once Putin has already cursed Russia. And he said: "Russia is doomed to liberalism." So the Medvedevs, Shuvalovs, Rottenbergs and, of course, Chubais with Kudrin and Putin, the main one, will remain.


          it would be better if he didn’t do anything when he became president, would he dig holes in the whole country long ago? And then he said something there)

          But in fact, he raised the standard of living in the country - and one must be a fool to not understand this.

          I'm not talking about what he did in the army. Budget increased by how many times and so on

          1. You Vlad
            You Vlad 16 November 2017 17: 20 New
            +3
            Quote: c-Petrov
            But in fact, he raised the standard of living in the country - and one must be a fool to not understand this.

            Yes, here a man works according to the instruction manual, he’s sided with your passages!
            1. Gardamir
              Gardamir 16 November 2017 18: 46 New
              +1
              by training manual
              this is about you, judging by the time of registration, as soon as the minuses were canceled, they immediately got along, and patched up the patriots from themselves.
              Kyu!
              1. You Vlad
                You Vlad 16 November 2017 19: 10 New
                +4
                Quote: Gardamir
                it's about you, judging by the time of registration, as soon as the minuses were canceled,

                Again you BP are misleading
                Quote: Gardamir
                so immediately and climbed up, patriots from themselves writhing.

                Well, your skate is known, to mud Russia with and when you are taken out of BP (your error) you are darting and you are gone, and then (after some time) further and with the same slogans! So who are you, if not a troll? First buy pants wink
                1. Gardamir
                  Gardamir 16 November 2017 20: 48 New
                  +1
                  astray
                  what is the error that you have flooded the colonel here for a year and a half? And do not confuse Russia with these in the Kremlin.
                  1. Golovan Jack
                    Golovan Jack 16 November 2017 20: 54 New
                    +9
                    Quote: Gardamir
                    what is the error

                    The error is that you think that your ... outbursts of consciousness here have at least some informational value.
                    GardamirYou are predictable, like a change of day and night laughing
                    For the sake of sports, for the weekend I’ll do a “frequency analysis” of your writings here - how many times have you already done the same thing here ... commented.
                    Purely for fun and if there is nothing to do, og yes
                    1. St Petrov
                      St Petrov 16 November 2017 23: 41 New
                      +1
                      analysis is always a good thing. soldier
  8. san4es
    san4es 16 November 2017 15: 31 New
    +3
    Putin is happiness for the West
    bully
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 16 November 2017 15: 32 New
      +6
      It all depends on the partner - to whom, where and how many times ... wassat
      1. san4es
        san4es 16 November 2017 15: 37 New
        +4
        ... yeah.
        ..that is another picture bully normal
  9. loginovich
    loginovich 16 November 2017 15: 36 New
    0
    Schröder: Compared to US President, Putin is Happiness for the West
    The second act of the opera, Uncle Vova, I am with you.
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker 16 November 2017 15: 41 New
      +3
      Quote: loginovich
      The second act of the opera, Uncle Vova, I am with you.

      I am still tormented by vague doubts that replace Schroeder’s name of Putin with Walzman, the last part of the quote corresponded to the truth even by a gram ...
      1. loginovich
        loginovich 16 November 2017 16: 54 New
        0
        Do not doubt everything is true.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKMUvo6piV4&t
        = 46s
  10. Greenwood
    Greenwood 16 November 2017 17: 19 New
    0
    God, it’s good that we have Putin. What would we do without him. All of Russia is holding onto Putin. wassat
  11. l7yzo
    l7yzo 16 November 2017 19: 06 New
    0
    of course - because he is his own for him on the board "18:29, September 29, 2017
    Gerhard Schroeder was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosneft, and before that he was here - “Former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder headed the managing board of Nord Stream 2, the project company for the construction of the Gazprom gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

    Read more at RBC:
    https://www.rbc.ru/business/05/10/2016/57f4d7ab9a
    7947146120e63a "
  12. Eurodav
    Eurodav 17 November 2017 00: 08 New
    +1
    Do not think that GDP is so naive! What is good for the Russian, Schroeder didn’t even read ... Well, they have normal relations, so what? One in politics, another in ... friends ...
  13. Normal ok
    Normal ok 17 November 2017 00: 21 New
    +2
    Schröder: Compared to US President, Putin is Happiness for the West

    For such a loot that Gazprom unfastens for him, Schroeder has long had to recognize Crimea as Russian.