The candidate for Chancellor of Germany made a statement on the Crimea



The question of ownership of the Crimea can be “frozen” in that case, if Moscow “will stop the spiral of escalation”. This statement was made by the candidate in German chancellors, the leader of the Free democratic party Christian Lindner. His words, reports Deutsche Welle.

“We need to check whether it is possible to break through the spiral of escalation and arms race that exists at the moment,” said Lindner.

Lindner added that German authorities do not recognize Crimea part of Russia, the sanctions will remain in force, but this question will cease to be a priority in relations between the two countries. According to policy, if the Kremlin would demonstrate a willingness to continue to move towards decreasing the voltage, the restrictive measures can gradually be removed.

11 August Lindner have already expressed a similar position. According to opinion polls, 44.4% of German citizens support the idea of recognition of Russian Crimea region. The German government calls these statements “personal opinion” Lindner. The policy position was criticized by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

August 6, coordinator of the Cabinet of Germany for German-Russian intersocietal cooperation Gernot Earl said that the European Union should focus its efforts on resolving the conflict in the East of Ukraine and to temporarily leave aside the question of supplies of Crimea.

Crimea became part of Russia following a referendum in March 2014.