MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is a political newbie, who does not understand a thing about politics and does not want to, BelTA learned from Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 26 August.
"Trust me, my first thought was ‘he is a newbie'. Please, remember it. Scholz is a political newbie who does not understand a thing about politics and is not willing to," Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized when commenting on Olaf Scholz's recent revelations about his conversation with the Russian leader.
"Such conversations between two heads of state are absolutely private," the president said. “You can talk about the conversation and release it to the public only with the consent of the person on the other end of the wire. He was supposed to ask Putin first."
The head of state recalled that French President Emmanuel Macron had also made a publicity stunt by releasing the content of Putin calls. "These are arrogant newbies you know? Shallow people. This is not the way you are supposed to do things," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.