Contents tagged with Christian Lindner

  • Leader of German Free Democratic Party suggested ‘freezing the discussion on the annexation of Crimea’

    In an interview with Deutsche Welle on August 23, the leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP), Christian Lindner proposed to "freeze" the issue of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, but not to legitimize the occupation of the peninsula.  

    "The annexation of the Crimea is a violation of international law. We do not recognize it. The sanctions remain in effect,” he emphasized. The leader of the German Liberals also proposed a return to the "traditional German policy of …

  • German Foreign Minister: We do not need a debate on Crimea, we need to think about truce in Donbas

    In an interview with the German daily newspaper Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel claimed that Christian Lindner, a leader among German liberals, is just trying to get headlines when speaking of the temporary postponement of the issue of Crimea's annexation, and that the main task at present is to achieve an ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. European Pravda reported this.

    "In my opinion, Mr. Lindner is only concerned with headlines. We do not need debates on Crimea. We …

  • The leader of Free Democratic Party of Germany urges lawmakers to turn a blind eye to the annexation of the Crimea

    The chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP), Christian Lindner spoke in favour of Berlin adjusting its direction of politics with Russia.

    "Security and prosperity in Europe depend, in particular, on relations with Moscow," he said in an interview with Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.

    “Western countries should make an offer to Russian President Vladimir Putin, which would allow him to change his policy without losing his credibility,” Lindner said. "Talking about this …