Germany must not be silent about Crimea in dialogue with Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Germany's leader of the ruling party reminded that Crime's annexation was the violation of the international law and it is necessary to be truthful in relations between Berlin and Moscow
11:50, 14 October 2019

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer with Angela Merkel

Minister of Defense and Head of Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer drew the authorities' and politicians' attention on the inadmissibility of silence about illegal annexation of Ukrainian peninsula Crimea by Russia. She stated that during the performance in front of the activists of the Junge Union Deutschlands, as Tagesspiegel reports. 

"Yes, we should have good neibourghly relations with Russia. But the international law was violated in Crimea. And Germany must not just be silent. Violation is violation, we should call the things by their names!" she commented on her attitude towards annexation of the peninsula by the Russian Federation. 

Related: Crimea’s prosecutor’s office begins criminal proceeding toward illegal arrest of pro-Ukrainian activist

She also emphasized on the pressure of the Russian propaganda on the Baltic countries. 

Related: Lawyer files appeal against arrest of Prykhodko in annexed Crimea

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