German politician: the West's actions in Ukraine were hurting the Russian soul
Western countries, introducing penalties against Russia, alienated the citizens of Russia, and this is the only result, which led to these economic measures, said the last Prime Minister of the GDR Lothar de maizi?re in conversation German edition.
"Russian soul hurt by the policies of the West, and the Russian President supports 80 % of the Russian population, it is not necessary to forget about it. Now Russia has returned to the borders of 1918, and the country has turned the struggle for identity of the country and its future, " commented German politician.
One of the reasons for the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West was the short-sightedness of the last action in Ukraine." The West has from the outset pursued a wrong policy, setting Ukraine's choice is Russia or the EU. The country needs to cooperate with both Russia and the EU. It was necessary to take into account the close economic ties between Russia and Ukraine in industry and energy. In addition, Ukraine was an independent state only since 1918 to 1928 and then joined the Soviet Union, " says Lothar de Maiziere.
As for the cultural part, the last Chapter of the GDR government was in favour of the regions in Ukraine have provided a wide linguistic and cultural autonomy. Ukraine itself, in his opinion, should become a Federation.
very skeptical German politician and belongs to Western sanctions against Russia: "punishment because never to have no effect: neither in Cuba nor in Iran, nor by Milosevic in Serbia suffer from them only the most vulnerable residents."