German lawmaker opposes anti-Russian sanctions, urges Ukraine to accept Crimean people’s choice
(Obviously fake news..... they ask Europe to accept the will of the Crimean people after they were invaded by the russians. The german LOCAL politicians are on a visit organized by the Alternative for Germany political party..... lets check were their funding comes from, maybe the kremlin?
A regional lawmaker from Germany has called Western sanctions against Russia “counterproductive,” and said accepting the choice that the Crimean people made in 2014 could bring peace to Ukraine.
“I think that the sanctions introduced after Crimea held its referendum and was reunited with Russia are counterproductive. This is a way of escalation,” said Helmut Seifen, a member of parliament in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to RIA Novosti.
“Some political forces must come to power in Ukraine that would accept the will of the Crimean people. This would bring peace between the nations and ordinary people could resume their travels from Ukraine to Crimea and back. All ties would be restored,” added the German politician.
Seifen is among a delegation of nine regional lawmakers from Germany who are currently in Crimea on seven-day visit organized by the Alternative for Germany political party. The visit has already prompted threats from authorities in Kiev, with the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany stating that it would have “dire legal consequences.” Ukrainian prosecutors have also initiated a case against the German lawmakers over an alleged violation of the state border.
Deputy Speaker of Crimean legislative assembly Yuri Gempel welcomed the statement in comments to RT. “Europe is waking up slowly and starting to understand that Crimea has returned to Russia forever,” he said.