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Candidate for chancellor of Germany: Crimea should be recognized as part of Russia
20:52, 19 August 2017
Candidate for chancellor of Germany: Crimea should be recognized as part of Russia

Politician asserts that the peninsula will not return to Ukraine

20:52, 19 August 2017

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Deputy head of the ultra-right political force "Alternative for Germany" Alexander Gauland, who is going to stand for Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, considers it necessary to lift sanctions from Russia by recognizing the annexed Crimea as Russian territory, reports Die Welt.

According to him, anti-Russian sanctions do not give a proper result, and Germany should recognize Crimea as part of the Russian Federation. Gauland believes that this way it will be possible "to return Russia to the European order."

"Crimea will never return to Ukraine, sanctions will not change anything. Russia is a state in Europe, and we must integrate it into the European order. We must stop its opposition to NATO," he said.

As previously reported, the leader of German liberals Christian Lindner suggested for an indefinite period to forget about the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, calling for starting to build relations with Moscow.

In his opinion, the problem of Crimea should be "separated" in order to make progress in other areas. Lindner noted that sanctions against Russia shouldn't be maintained until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, and positive steps should be encouraged by the gradual removal of restrictions.

The German government said that Lindner's proposal was his "personal opinion".

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