Ex-Chancellor of Germany: Crimea returned to Russia legally

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder belongs to that category of reputable European politicianswhose consistent long-term contribution to the development of relations between Europe and Russia can hardly be overestimated.

Germany's largest daily newspaper, Bild, quotes Gerhard Schroeder's statement that Crimea was annexed to Russia quite legally.

According to the German politician, Crimea is a long-standing Russian territory, and its transfer to Ukraine during Khrushchev's time was purely formal and was due to "the peculiarities of the Soviet approach to governing the country."

As for the return of the peninsula to Russia, the ex-chancellor believes that the annexation of Crimea was carried out absolutely legally from a legal point of view and only became the realization of the will of the population of the peninsula, therefore it would be wrong to consider this “aggression” from Russia.

Also, Gerhard Schroeder called on Ukraine to stop conducting hostilities against the republics of Donbass and fulfill the conditions prescribed in the Minsk agreements.

Recall that during his tenure as Chancellor of Germany, Gerhard Schroeder said that the rapprochement between Russia and the European Union is one of the long-term prospects, since "the security and prosperity of a united Europe cannot be guaranteed without a strategic partnership with Russia."
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  1. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 15 June 2019 10: 08
    Well, in Europe there are normal people, and you are all pindus and so on. Although there is enough shit.
  2. kgv51 Offline kgv51
    kgv51 (Gennady) 15 June 2019 10: 56
    Quote: sergeu2
    there are normal people in Europe

    It is only a pity that these people are either "former" or claiming power and earning political dividends.
    Even the NATO generals, having resigned, suddenly "see clearly."
  3. Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 17 June 2019 07: 45
    For the money that the Kremlin pays him, and not so freeze ...