The head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament’s public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel stated that German Chancellor Angela Merkel, by refusing to recognize the Russian status of Crimea, does not see the obvious.

Merkel has set a condition for lifting the sanctions against Russia

Earlier, Merkel said that Russia has created a zone of unresolved conflict, as well as "annexed in violation of international law, the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea".

"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", – told RIA Novosti HEMPEL.

According to him, Germany, adhering to the course of sanctions against Russia thus continues "the criminal policy of the European Union".

"Crimean sanctions will not be intimidated", – said HEMPEL.