Mecklenburg-West Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig has been sharply criticized since the start of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine. In view of her previous adherence to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the establishment of a climate foundation financed with Russian money, the SPD politician is said to have an uncritical affinity with Russia.

Since then, the prime minister has been fighting against her pro-Russian image. In an interview with Die Zeit, Schwesig reflected on her political mistakes and asserted that over the years she had always supported criticism of Moscow and followed the line of federal politics.

However, new documents from the state chancellor, which are available to “Welt am Sonntag”, raise doubts about Schwesig’s statements. The explosive papers recorded the State Chancellery’s preparations for Manuela Schwesig’s visit to Moscow in November 2018 and her trip to the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg in June 2019.

In the Russian-held regions of Luhansk, Kherson and Berdyansk, five officials died within a few hours, including Prosecutor General Sergei Gorenko. He died after an explosion in his office. The separatists blame Kyiv for this.

So far, Ralph T. Niemeyer has primarily been talked about as the “ex of”. But recently the ex-financial advisor, ex-journalist and ex of Sahra Wagenknecht has been on the road in Russia as head of a German “government in exile”. Who is the man – and if so, how many?

After the renewed announcement that vehicles from the Bundeswehr stocks would be supplied to Ukraine, the troops warned of “cannibalization”. Zelenskyj calls for punishment of Russia. The President also reports on students rescued from torture chambers. What happened at night in the war in Ukraine.