Bild: the Secretary General of the party “Christian social Union” called Schroeder a “Russian soldier”

BERLIN, August 20. /TASS/. The Secretary-General of the German party “Christian social Union” (CSU) Andreas Scheuer criticized the nomination of former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to the Board of Directors of the company “Rosneft”.

“Former Chancellor Schroeder turns into a Russian soldier,” he said in a Sunday interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. “The activities of the shredder in “Rosneft” it smells bad, there are mixed private economic interests with politics”, – said the representative of CSU.

Social Democrat schröder, who headed the Cabinet of Germany from 1998 to 2005, was heavily criticized at home after August 11, the Russian government has nominated him as a candidate to the Board of Directors of the company “Rosneft”. Other candidates, in addition to Schroeder, a former Treasurer of ExxonMobil Donald Humphreys, managing Director of Nord Stream AG Matthias Arthur Warnig and Professor HSE Oleg Vyugin. Company “Rosneft” will hold extraordinary meeting of shareholders on 29 September in St. Petersburg.

In 2016, Schroeder headed the Board of Directors of the company 2 the Nord Stream, the project operator of the pipeline “Nord stream – 2”. Before that the politician had headed a consortium for the construction of the first pipeline to supply gas from Russia to Germany bypassing transit countries in the Baltic sea.