McCain calls Germany a Russia ‘appeaser’
US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, saying he had “no credibility in any way”.
McCain launched a broadside against Steinmeier, accusing him of being “in the Neville Chamberlain school of diplomacy” for not toughening Berlin’s stance on Russia’s interference in Ukraine.
“The foreign minister of Germany is the same guy that refuses – and his government – to enact any restrictions on the behaviour of Vladimir Putin, who is slaughtering Ukrainians as we speak,” McCain told reporters.
“He doesn’t have any credibility in any way to me.”
“This is not just an issue of American domestic politics, but it affects the negotiations we are holding in Geneva,” Steinmeier told journalists in the US capital before meeting lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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