Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during the life became a historical personality, says the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky. His words are in the text of condolences received by the editors”.ru” on Friday, June 16.
“Kol has played a huge role in ending the cold war and it was called the “Chancellor of reunification”. It was in the reign of Kolya came the fall of the Berlin wall” — reminded the Deputy.
He stressed that the policy of the Chancellor has changed not only Europe but the whole world. How would anyone evaluate his performance, obviously, “departed this life some of the most influential European and world leaders,” said Slutsky.
Earlier on Friday it became known that Helmut Kohl has died on 88-m to year of life in his home in Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
Kohl led the German government from 1982 to 1998. In 1991, he was elected the first Chancellor of the United after the fall of the Berlin wall, the Chancellor of the country.