“This statement by Olaf Scholz shows that he does not deeply know or understand the Russian mentality, does not deeply understand Russian approaches.

The statement is sonorous, but this is our philosophy, not the European one.

The call to us to do what we live makes us bewildered, ”said Olenchenko.

The expert urged Scholz to better prepare for public statements regarding Russia and to contact Russian representatives more often in order to better understand approaches and mentality.

“Apparently, someone liked this phrase and one of the advisers slipped it to Scholz.

It seems to me that in this way Scholz demonstrated that he is not deeply immersed in the Russian theme, ”the analyst noted.

According to the expert, such a statement by the German Chancellor is regrettable.

The expert also expressed the hope that Scholz will still be able to achieve a greater understanding in relations with Russia.

Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged Russia to recognize that "the power is in the truth."