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In the Crimea, commented the words of the head of the German foreign Ministry about the status of the Peninsula

The permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the President of Russia, Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov recalled the unification of the FRG and the GDR, commenting on the words of German foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the status of the Peninsula.

Maas had previously said that expanding the format of the "Big seven" and the inclusion in the group of Russia is hardly possible, not yet "solved the issue of Crimea and Ukraine". According to the diplomat, Moscow has been expelled because of "intervention in Eastern Ukraine".

In the Crimea called the only true solution of the "Ukrainian question"

The only true solution of the Ukrainian question, as urged by the German foreign Ministry, is the recognition of the Russian status of Crimea, told RIA Novosti the head of Committee of the Crimean Parliament's public diplomacy and international relations Yuriy gempel.

Earlier, foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas said that further expansion of the format of the "Big seven" and the inclusion in the group, Russia is unlikely to be possible. According to him, not yet resolved the issue of Crimea and Ukraine, the chances of the inclusion of Russia in the format he sees.

Pushkov praised the words of the head of the German foreign Ministry about Russia's participation in the G7

Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on the words of the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, who spoke against the return of Russia to the G7 because of the unresolved Ukrainian question.

According to Pushkov, the statement of the Meuse is assessed not as a response to Moscow, and as a response to US President Donald Trump. The Senator noted that this topic is the subject of "internal discussions the Western allies", as Russia in the G7 aims.

The expert commented on the statement of the Meuse, about the participation of Russia in the G7

The statement of foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, who spoke against the return of Russia to the G7 because of the unresolved Ukrainian question, looks especially cynical after the recent telephone conversation between presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky and are not aimed at reducing tensions in Russian-Ukrainian relations, told RIA Novosti leading researcher of the Center for German studies Institute of Europe Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Kamkin.

Previously, Maas stated that further expansion of the format of the "Big seven" and the inclusion in the group, Russia is unlikely to be possible. According to him, not yet resolved the issue of Crimea and Ukraine, the chances of the inclusion of Russia in the format he sees.

Germany has opposed the return of Russia to the G7

Germany opposes Russia's return to the format of the "Big seven", said the German foreign Minister Heiko Maas in an interview with Rheinische Post.

The diplomat stressed that the reason for the exclusion of Moscow from this format was the reunification with Crimea and the situation in Ukraine.

Germany called for the establishment of the post of UN special envoy for climate

Germany calls on UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres as soon as possible to establish the post of special representative on climate and security, said at a meeting of the UN security Council, foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.

"It's time to make the issue of climate and security look. We encourage the Secretary-General to appoint a special representative on climate and security as soon as possible," said Maas, noting that climate change is a threat to peace and security.

Maas called for the cessation of drilling operations Turkey in the EEZ of Cyprus

Germany believes that Turkey must cease drilling in the EEZ of Cyprus and not to start similar work in close proximity to the Greek Islands, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas after talks in Athens with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.

Turkey was one of the main issues of the meeting. Greece at all levels raises the question of Turkey's plans to start drilling near Crete and on the ongoing work near Cyprus.

Maas said that Russia needs Europe

Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas stated that Europe needs Russia, it is necessary to communicate, but to follow clear principles.

"The relationship with Russia means not only sanctions and their extension. Europe needs Russia, for example, to resolve various conflicts, such as those occurring now in Syria and Libya. We should talk to them, but should follow clear principles," - said Monday the Meuse at a press conference in Tallinn after meeting with the foreign Ministers of the Baltic States. The broadcast was carried out in Facebook, the Estonian foreign Ministry.

Ischinger commented on the US threats to the "Nord stream — 2"

The head of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, commented on the situation around the US sanctions against the gas pipeline project "Nord stream 2".

"U.S. trade with Russia is OK, and the trade of Germany with Russia - not OK?" - wrote Ischinger on Twitter, responding to a message former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenelle.

Germany condemned the verdict to the journalist of Die Welt in Istanbul

The sentence a German journalist of Turkish origin Deniz Hugely in Istanbul is "absolutely the wrong signal", contrary to the normalization of relations between Turkey and the EU, reads the statement of the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.

Earlier, the Turkish court sentenced a journalist of the German newspaper Welt Denise Judges to two years and nine months in prison on charges of promoting terrorism. Prosecutors in Turkey demanded for Judges 4 years and 3 months to 15 years and 3 months imprisonment. Among other accusations, the journalist, - inciting hatred and enmity among the population.

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