Gerhard Creditto: Fabian Matzerath / Bild
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder supported the annexation of Crimea to Russia. It is reported by Bild.
As notes the edition, Schroeder called the Peninsula the “old Russian territory”. According to the former Chancellor, from a legal point of view, the accession was “not a division, and approval from the population, so there was no act of aggression.”
In addition, Schroeder stressed the importance of compliance with the Minsk agreements in the Donbass, in particular, from Ukraine.
The publication criticized the position of the former Chancellor. “This man speaks for Germany or Moscow?” — asks Bild.
Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia according to the results of a referendum held in March 2014. Ukraine, USA, EU members and other countries do not recognize its results and consider the presence of the Peninsula as part of Russia’s occupation. Moscow insists that the accession process meets the norms of international law.
Schroeder served as German Chancellor from 1998 to 2005.
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