German Chancellor Angela Merkel, commenting on the question of the annexation of Crimea by Russia in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeinen, recalled the story of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

“When I hear that you need to accept the annexation of Crimea by Russia, I’m starting to think what would have happened if East Germany is also treated from the perspective of “Germany will remain divided, and nothing will change”?”, – said Merkel.

Earlier the Chancellor said that sanctions against Russia can be cancelled only after the establishment of peace in the Donbass.

Ambassadors of the European Union agreed on the extension by six months sanctions against 149 representatives of the Putin regime and to separatists, as well as against 38 organizations, institutions and companies for the violent seizure of the Crimea by Russia in 2014.

August 5, 2017, the leader of the Free democratic party of Germany, Christian Lindner, said the conflict over Crimea should “divorce” from the rest in order “to achieve progress in other areas”. He also said that it is necessary to develop such proposals that would allow Vladimir Putin to change his policy “without losing face”.

After the liberals in Germany about the “freezing” of the Crimea started talking and left.

Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014. The Verkhovna Rada has officially announced on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of the Crimea and Sevastopol. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly, condemned Moscow’s actions against Russia imposed economic sanctions. For the Kremlin, the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016 is Pleased to recognize the Duma is illegitimate.

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Merkel has compared the annexation of Crimea with the division of Germany 10.09.2017

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