German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier lost his temper at an election rally of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany) on the Alexanderplatz in Berlin.
The Minister was defending his policy in Ukraine when he was interrupted by hecklers for his support for Ukrainian Nazis. He snapped back saying that they were the instigators of war, while the European Union and the social democrats stood for peace.
This is not the first time that the German government is criticized for its backing of Ukrainian extremists against Russia. The three former chancellors Helmut Schmidt, Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schröder expressed their misgivings and even opposition vis-à-vis this policy. Last week Chancellor Angela Merkel was also booed at a campaign rally by voters chanting "No support for Nazis in Ukraine!".
Former chief of the intelligence service, Steinmeier has played a central role in Germany’s support for the KLA terrorists during the NATO war in Kosovo. This time around, he is credited with being the main architect of German support for Ukrainian Nazis.
Exports from Germany to Russia fell by 16% in January-February 2014.