In Germany, proposed to leave the question of Crimea to improve relations with Russia
Moscow. 6 Aug. INTERFAX.RU the Leader of the Free democratic party of Germany (FDP) Christian Lindner believes that Europe should temporarily abandon attempts to achieve a solution to the question of the status of Crimea and to try to improve relations with Moscow.
“We have to find a way out of the impasse”, he said in an interview with the media group Funke, adding that the issue of Crimea should be treated as a “long-term interim situation, at least at the present time”.
According to the politician, the Crimean issue should freeze to ensure the promotion of the relations with Russia in other areas. From this, as well as a gradual easing of sanctions against Russia, he said, to a certain extent depend on the security and prosperity of entire Europe.
At the same time, the coordinator of the policy of Germany towards Russia Gernot Erler, commenting on statements by Lindner, agreed that you first need to end the bloodshed in the Donbass, and then raise the issue of Crimea, Recalling that on this issue the EU has developed a common position.
Erler advised Lindner “also to adhere to the agreement.”
“A common European approach is important, especially when President trump has departed from the common approach of the West (Russia — Interfax),” — said the coordinator of the German government.