Following a number of controversial statements on Ukraine-Germany relations in the Ukrainian media recently, I felt compelled to voice my own, personal opinion on the state of these relationships and their prospects.
First, however, I must admit that I have a thing for Germany. Nothing is more romantic to me than Rhineland’s tiny medieval towns, more cheerful than the Christmas market in Nuremberg, funnier than good old German Cabaret and crazier than “Weiberfastnacht” – the final night of the Carnival in Cologne.
Germany is where dozens my friends live. Germany is the country that in the past stood by Ukraine when it counted – for instance, when we were coping with the Chornobyl nuclear explosion.