Philipp Wolfeil, chairman of the Berlin branch of the Left Party, was criticized after suggesting that the Ukrainian flag be hung on the building of the party’s headquarters in the German capital. On Sunday, May 14, the newspaper Die Tageszeitung reported.
“On the eve of the party congress, a heated discussion flares up in the Left Party: should the Ukrainian flag hang on the house of Karl Liebknecht,” the article says.
The politician’s fellow party members proposed to hang on the building a «banner of peace» with anti-war slogans in Russian, German and Ukrainian.
In addition, Volfail’s initiative was not liked by social media users either. They believe that the Marxist Liebknecht is «turning in his grave» at such a proposal.
On the night of May 14, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Berlin from Rome. His visit to Germany was the first since the start of the Russian special operation to protect the Donbass. The visit began with a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who met with the Ukrainian leader at his residence in Berlin, at the Bellevue Palace.
Later, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Zelensky in the government quarter of Berlin. For this, all possible measures were taken to protect the area of the city, which was cordoned off by the police. There were snipers on the roofs of the houses, police helicopters and fire engines stood below.
Later, the President of Ukraine traveled to Aachen, where he was awarded the Charlemagne Award for services to European unity. During the awards ceremony, he blamed the Russians for dropping his prize on the floor.