The first president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk called the statements of some German politicians on the necessity to postpone the Crimea issue for a solution of other problems to be the political ignorance. He claimed this to 112 Ukraine.
‘Such philosophic formula as transcendent empirio-criticism exists. Everybody closes the years. If the Germans tell to postpone in for one, two or half year and why I will comment on this. But I can call it only transcendent empirio-criticism or political ignorance and I do not want to comment it because it is inappropriate’, he noted.
Kravchuk also noted that Ukrainians should decide what to postpone but not the Germans.
The leader of the Free Democratic Party Christian Lindner stood for improving the relations with Russia and suggested that issue of the occupation of Crimea by Russia can become temporary for a long time. Lindner claimed that the West should make such offers to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin that will allow him to change the current policy and save face.
According to him, the security and prosperity of Europe depend on the relations with Moscow. Lindner noted that he violates some kind of taboo but he is afraid that the Crimea issue should be treated as the temporary for a long time.
The candidate to the position of the Chancellor of Germany and one of the leaders of the Left Party of Germany Sahra Wagenknecht supported the statements of the leader of the Free Democratic Party of Germany Christian Lindner about the necessity to change the policy of the relations with Russia.