The German government rejected the proposal of the Chairman of the Free Democratic Party Christian Lindner to soften the position on the Crimea issue, thereby preserving it.
Representative of the German Cabinet Ulrike Demmer made a corresponding statement on August 7, Interfax-Ukraine informs.
“The attitude of the federal government on this issue has not changed and, like the attitude of the entire EU as a whole, it is absolutely clear and unambiguous. This Russian annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea is seen as a violation of international law, which called into question the security in Europe.”
According to Demmer, "German Chancellor Angela Merkel has always been for a diplomatic solution to the conflict and has acted from this position, so this annexation is unacceptable."
Earlier, the Head of the Free Democratic Party of Germany Christian Lindner said that the conflict around the annexation of the Crimea should be "sealed" in order to make progress in resolving other issues with the Russian Federation.
According to Dmitry Tymchuk, the Head of the "Information Resistance" group, recent statements by German authorities are connected with the scandal around the delivery of Siemens gas turbines to the occupied Crimea.