German politician tried to convince to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia
The head of the German-Russian forum, member of the SPD Matthias Platzeck believes that the annexation of Crimea to Russia must be officially recognized as " backdating, " writes referring to his interview with the newspaper Passauer Neuen Presse.
" The annexation of the Crimea must be recognized after the fact in Accordance with international law so that it will be acceptable to all, " said Platzeck, adding that the real ways of resolving Crimea became part of the Federation have to be discussed in Moscow and Kiev.
Platzeck Also clarified that, in his opinion, the return of the breakaway territories of Donetsk and Lugansk republics of the Ukraine, " at the moment just not possible ".
in addition, the Head of the German-Russian forum Also tried to convince the West to make concessions to Russia and to discover this way of resolving the conflict, which would not have left Moscow in the loss.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) with a turnout of 83, 1%. The corresponding agreement was signed on 18 March, then it was approved by the State Duma and the Federation Council. They Also took the Federal constitutional law on education of 2 new regions of the Russian Federation - Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol. The head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin both documents. Also before Putin said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine considers the Crimea her, but at the time occupied territory. The USA, EU and partner countries Also do not recognize the reunification of Russia and the Crimea, They have imposed sanctions against the parts authorized by the Russian Federation and organizations. Read more about sanctions against Russia, see