Steinmeier: Germany does not recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia


Vestnik Kavkaza

BERLIN, 4 Dec. /Offset. TASS Vyacheslav Filippov/. Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called a “violation of international law” aimed “against the European world order,” the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.

“We do not recognize the annexation of Crimea to the territory of the Russian state”, – said the German Minister in an interview with Funke Mediengruppe publications, excerpts of which were brought on Sunday, the DPA news Agency.

March 11, 2014 Supreme Council of Crimea and the Sevastopol city Council on the background of political crisis and regime change in the Ukraine adopted the Declaration on independence of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. March 16 on the Peninsula with a turnout of over 80% held a referendum, the results of which for the reunification with Russia voted 96,77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of voters of Sevastopol. March 18, was signed the agreement on the adoption of new constituent entities in the Russian Federation. Ukraine, USA and EU refused to recognize the independence of Crimea and its reunification with Russia.