Referring to Russia's war against Ukraine, Wüst added: "How distant glasnost and perestroika sound today." He called out to the people from Ukraine: "We will continue to stand by your side in the future. That also means that we as countries can make an important contribution to the reconstruction of Ukraine."
North Rhine-Westphalia: Wust to Gorbatschow: NRW loses a great friend
Düsseldorf (dpa/lnw) - Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst (CDU) commemorated the late former Soviet head of state Mikhail Gorbachev in the state parliament on Wednesday: "Whether Bonn, Dortmund or Münster - many people remember Gorbi's visits to the rapprochement in our country".