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Former German Chancellor Schröder Argues That Crimea Is Russian and Has Always Been

Aug. 4, 2022 (EIRNS)—In an interview with Germany’s Stern weekly, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, pointed out on the Crimean issue: “To think that Ukrainian President Zelenskyy will take over Crimea again by military means is absurd. With the exception of the Tatar minority, this region is Russian. The former Soviet state and party leader, Nikita Khrushchev, handed it over to Ukraine, which at that time was part of the Soviet Union.”

As for the Donbass, Schröder said a solution there is “more complicated,” and that he thinks of something like the Minsk formula: “It was stipulated in the Minsk agreements that Donbass shall remain part of Ukraine, but at the same time the Russian minority should have more rights. But the Ukrainians abolished even bilingualism in Donbass. For this, it is necessary to achieve a solution using the Swiss confederation as a model.”

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