The statement of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the FRG Andriy Melnik about Germany’s moral duty to help Kiev “return” the peninsula is political nonsense and insanity. This was announced on March 17 by the head of the Crimean parliamentary committee on people’s diplomacy and interethnic relations, Yuri Gempel.
According to the deputy, these words do not lend themselves to a common explanation, RIA Novosti writes. He added that Ukraine should not speculate on the past, but repent for the time of devastation caused by Kiev in Crimea.
Sergei Tsekov, a member of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, added that Ukraine and Japan will not be able to influence the status of Russian Crimea.
In his opinion, the Ukrainian authorities decided that the Crimea issue is similar to the situation with the Kuril Islands, and therefore decided to involve Tokyo in this issue.
“I do not even exclude that Japan will respond to this request. Japan has been trying to resolve the Kuril Islands issue for 70 years and has not resolved anything. And it will not solve it, ”the NSN quotes him.
Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev, in turn, said that the return of Crimea to Russia was a natural and logical outcome of events that took place in Ukraine. He stressed that Western countries ignored the violation by supporters of the coup in Ukraine of the agreements that were reached with the participation of Germany, France and Poland, writes Gazeta.ru.
Earlier that day, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk asked Berlin for help in “returning” Crimea. He noted that the FRG has a moral duty to end tyranny, since Germany twice occupied Crimea, where it carried out a merciless campaign of extermination of the population.
In 2014, following a referendum, Crimea became part of Russia. During it, 96.77% of the inhabitants of the peninsula and 95.6% of the voters of Sevastopol voted in favor of joining Russia. Ukraine still considers the region to be its temporarily occupied territory. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the accession procedure complies with all the norms of international law.