German navy chief resigns after controversial comments favorable to Putin

“I have asked Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect,” Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement, according to Reuters. “The minister has accepted my request.”

FAMILIES OF US EMBASSY PERSONNEL IN UKRAINE ORDERED TO BEGIN EVACUATING AS SOON AS MONDAY: OFFICIALS

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - DECEMBER 23: (RUSSIA OUT): Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference at the Moscow Manege, on December 23, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. More than 500 journalists were invited to Vladimir Putin's end-of-year marathon press conference. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – DECEMBER 23: (RUSSIA OUT): Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference at the Moscow Manege, on December 23, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. More than 500 journalists were invited to Vladimir Putin’s end-of-year marathon press conference. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

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