Russia-Germany hockey diplomacy in Crimea; German politicians in Crimea demand the immediate lifting of sanctions (VIDEO)

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Russian text of the German speaker, from video at site: “I consider that we must lift the sanctions immediately. The German people are speaking out against the sanctions. Whenever I talk with ordinary people they all with one voice say it. “We have to get rid of the sanctions.”
Video below the accompanying text.
Yuri Hempel, event organizer. Text across top of screen: “German politicians in Crimea demand immediate lifting of sanctions” Screen cap from video at site., May 29, 2016
Report of News Front correspondents Anastasia Shkitina and Ivan Prokopov

A German delegation of representatives of the public and political life of Germany is visiting the capital of the peninsula.

The visit was organized as part of an extensive program of “Days of German Culture” and the “People’s diplomacy” project, subtitled “Mutual understanding between peoples.” They are on the peninsula from 25 May to 1 June. 

In the capital of Crimea representatives of the German delegation attended a concert of the creative collectives of the people of Crimea.

The main purpose of the visit of the foreign guests is the creation of a positive image of the Crimea and Russia, as well as the breaking of the information blockade.

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“The other day dozens of representatives of German business, social and political life of Germany arrived in order to get acquainted with the real situation in the country and to see what is happening. The main objective of this project – strengthening the image of our multinational peninsula in the international arena. We wish that as many people as possible in the world be aware that the Crimea is a territory of peace and harmony,” said Yuri Hempel, the organizer of the event.

Also, in the Simferopol Ice Palace there was a friendly hockey match between the amateur teams from Simferopol and Stuttgart. Lagoda, the Simferopol hockey team, a part of the Night Hockey League of amateur teams of the Crimean Federal District, defeated the “Ice Wolves” from Stuttgart, whose players are former professional athletes, by a score of 8: 6.

On Monday, at 15.00 hockey players of the team Yalta “White Lion” will take to the ice against the “Ice Wolves” from Stuttgart. Free admission.

Here is the video:

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