The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has criticized the statement of German policy in the Crimea
MOSCOW, 9 Aug — RIA Novosti. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in an interview with Bild criticized the German politician, leader of the Free democratic party (FDP) Christian Lindner for his calls to develop relations with Russia and temporarily forget about the situation with the Crimea.
“We are very concerned that some politicians again and again, trying to ignore clear violations of human rights or even to justify them like it does now the leader of the FDP, Christian Lindner, said Klimkin. — That they encourage the aggressor to further crimes and become complicit in the crimes of Putin.”
Klimkin called for the “liberation of Crimea” by any political and diplomatic methods. As for sanctions, they are, in his view, it is necessary not to weaken, but rather to tighten.
Lindner has previously proposed to relax the sanctions against Russia, encouraging “positive interim steps,” and the issue of Crimea urged to consider as a temporary solution for an indefinite period.
Later he was supported by the co-chair of the left faction Sarah Weeknight, stating the need to return to a policy of détente toward Russia. She also noted that the Europeans should adapt their policies to their own interests and instead act in the interests of the United States.
Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum held in March 2014 once in Kiev there was a coup. Reunification with Russia was supported by 96.77 per cent of voters citizens of the Republic. Ukraine, however, still considers part of its territory.