Angela Merkel Photo © RIA Novosti/Alexei vitvitskiy
It was a response to the call of another politician to finally admit the Russian Peninsula.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has compared the history of occurrence of the Crimea Peninsula part of Russia with the history of the unification of Germany. An interview with the politician was published in the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung. The Chancellor believes that the issue of Crimea can not “freeze”.
— If I, for example, you hear that you just need to recognize the Russian annexation of the Crimea, I think: what would have happened if us then in East Germany would be such an attitude, under the motto “Germany divided, there is nothing to change, — said Angela Merkel in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung.
She expressed her gratitude to those who sought the unification of Germany in all the years that it was divided into two parts.
We will remind that the leader of the Free democratic party of Germany (FDP) Christian Lindner, said earlier that Europe “it would be correct to recognize Crimea as part of Russia” and go to “building relationships”. The policy was supported by a Chancellor candidate from the party “Alternative for Germany” Alexander Gauland.