a German Chancellor Angela Merkel refuses to accept the decision of the Crimean people on voluntary reunification with Russia in 2014, and follows the opinion of the United States, said the Crimean Parliament Yuri HEMPEL in response to Merkel’s words about the “occupation” of Crimea. He stressed that the continuation of the sanctions policy of Europe will not be able to intimidate Crimeans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees the obvious things, as it refuses to recognize the Russian status of Crimea, said the head of the Committee of Parliament on public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel.

“Unfortunately, Chancellor Angela Merkel for six years in question the status of Crimea is guided by the interests of the US and deliberately not to see the obvious, refusing to accept the will of the Crimean people held in strict compliance with international law” — reports the words of HEMPEL FAN.

According to the Crimean policy, supporting the policy of restrictive measures against Russia, Germany continued its criminal policy of the EU. “Crimean sanctions will not be intimidated”, — concluded HEMPEL.

Earlier, the German Chancellor said sanctions will remain until, until you see the progress in the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine with the Minsk agreements.

“Where are fundamental norms of international law, we are going to talk about it. If there is no progress in the Minsk process, we must maintain the sanctions. On the other hand, the presidency of the EU Council gives us the opportunity to give new impetus to the relations,” she said during a speech at the event of the Fund named after Konrad Adenauer. Merkel’s speech was devoted to the purposes of Germany, which it intends to achieve during its upcoming presidency of the EU. she said.

German Chancellor once again called the reunification of Crimea with Russia “annexation.” According to Merkel, Russia violated the provisions of the Final act of the conference on security and cooperation in Europe and the European Convention on human rights.

“Russia in our immediate neighborhood have created a zone of unresolved conflict, annexed in violation of international law, the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea. It supported puppet regimes in parts of Eastern Ukraine and to intervene in Western democracy is a hybrid tool”, — said Merkel.

the Crimea became part of Russia after 2014 in Ukraine there was a coup. The authorities of the Peninsula held a referendum for the reunification of the region with Russia. The vote was attended by most of the Crimean residents who have the right to vote. With more than 90% of voters voted for accession of Crimea in structure of Russia.

The decision of inhabitants of the Republic has not adopted the European countries as well as Ukraine and the United States, who believe the Crimea “occupied��vannoy territory”. Almost immediately was introduced anti-Russian sanctions, which the Russian authorities took a course on import substitution. At the same time Moscow has repeatedly stated that the residents of Crimea have made their choice independently using the democratic instrument, which fully complies with international law and the UN Charter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stressed that the issue of Crimea “closed permanently”. However, Ukrainian authorities do not leave hope for a “return” of the Peninsula and think through appropriate “plans”. In addition, they actively promote this view in political circles. Earlier, the Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andrey Melnik suggested the ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard schröder bet.

the Ukrainian representative was outraged by the words of Schroeder that no Russian President will not give the Crimea, and stated that he did not agree.

According to Miller, it will happen during the life of the former Chancellor. In this case the Ambassador of Ukraine intends to celebrate the “return” of Crimea, Crimean wine chant in the company of Merkel and other politicians who support the policy of Ukraine.

In response, the head of the Crimean German national-cultural autonomy Yuri HEMPEL assured that the community is ready to send Miller a box of Crimean wine. So they want to ease the bitterness of a losing bet.

“Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany, apparently in a hurry and on the emotions decided to bet and now he realizes that it is losing. Ukrainian authorities have long been resigned to the Russian status of Crimea, but to recognize this prevents them from dependence on the imposed Western countries anti-Russian policy”, — he added in comments to RIA “Novosti”.