"We need a mediation to stop this bloodbath" : Andrey Kortunov suggests Angela Merkel
Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) director Andrey Kortunov provides his analysis regarding the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. To him, the main objective should be to create a favorable environment in order to obtain a ceasefire as quickly as possible and stop the “bloodbath”. Considering Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky dig their heels, in his opinion, the situation would require a mediation.
To that end, Andrey Kortunov deems that Angela Merkel, former German Chancellor, would be one of the most qualified candidate. She knows the two presidents, speaks Russian, and is a woman. Mr. Kortunov insists on this last point. To him, female empathy is a necessary quality in this kind of situation.