"important today": "Scholz did not see the moment for his personal turning point in Davos"

While the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attracted attention on Wednesday with particularly crude statements and Nazi comparisons, people in Ukraine are mourning the 14 deaths caused by a crashed helicopter.

"important today": "Scholz did not see the moment for his personal turning point in Davos"

While the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attracted attention on Wednesday with particularly crude statements and Nazi comparisons, people in Ukraine are mourning the 14 deaths caused by a crashed helicopter. It is particularly tragic that the helicopter crashed next to a kindergarten in Kyiv, which is why children are among the dead. And: the Ukrainian Interior Minister Dennis Monastirskyj and his deputy Jehwhenij Jenin. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy not only lost the leadership of an entire ministry, but also a popular politician. "We found the Interior Minister to be very friendly and extremely capable," RTL/n-tv reporter Jürgen Weichert describes the 42-year-old Interior Minister in the "Today Important" podcast. "Ukraine will really miss him." The cause of the helicopter crash is still unclear.

That same afternoon, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos and asked the participants for a minute's silence. As expected, he also again demanded main battle tanks from the west. A request that Chancellor Olaf Scholz had omitted in his speech shortly before and did not answer when asked. stern editor-in-chief Gregor Peter Schmitz analyzes that Scholz remained true to his speech: "In his performance, he did what Olaf Scholz is particularly good at, namely to praise himself and thus also Germany."

Gregor Peter Schmitz reports from Davos himself and in the podcast also talks about the mood of the around 2,700 participants from politics, business and non-governmental organizations: "You don't really have to imagine this class reunion of the rich, powerful and influential any different than a normal club meeting ." For more background and analysis of the helicopter crash in Ukraine and the World Economic Forum in Davos, we recommend the current episode of the podcast "Today important".

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