Zakharova: Who could have imagined that Merkel would solve the Crimean dilemma?


September 19 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

EA Daily  – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘s comparison of the Crimea’s accession to Russia with the unification of Germany.

“They say: be afraid of your desires. Could anyone imagine a couple of years ago that the Chancellor of Germany will take and resolve the most complicated Crimean dilemma, mentioning it in the context of German unification? But when in 2015 Sergei Lavrov at the Munich conference, referring to the Crimean referendum, recalled that “the unification of Germany took place without any referendum, and we were active supporters of this”, the local audience stared out of indignation – a wave of hiss came over the hall” – Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

“On the one hand, it’s great, you will not say anything. Now we have an additional reinforced concrete argument, clearly indicating the historical justice of what happened. As the people of Russia and Crimea, not the Crimea and Ukraine, are divided not by their own will, which is confirmed not only by the referendum of 2014, but also by referendums, as well as by attempts to hold them, which took place since the collapse of the USSR. But on the other hand, I do not exclude the possibility that tomorrow the German media will write of the “Russian hackers” that the Germans are actively frightened of at this time, were “hacked”. Old Freud would have been pleased, “the diplomat writes.

Earlier, in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Angela Merkel cited as an example the situation with the divided Germany, confirming that one should not tolerate historical injustice.

“If I hear, for example, that the Russian annexation of the Crimea should simply be recognized, I think: what would happen if the GDR was treated in accordance with the principle: “Germany will undoubtedly remain divided, this will not change,” Merkel said.  She called it courageous that people were then ready to stick to their principles. Such courage is a great virtue, says the German Chancellor.


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