In her interview for the foreign press Angela Merkel once again stressed that there is no military way to resolve the conflict in Donbas. It needs to be resolved by diplomatic means. According to the German Chancellor, the events taking place in Donbas and annexation of Crimea undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine. It is a serious contravention of the principles of the European lifestyle, joinfo.ua reports.
At the same time, foreign media note that last week there was issued an appeal to the German government, in which businessmen, politicians and artists said that Western countries were responsible for the current conflict because the West has ignored Russia"s interests in the sphere of security after the "Cold War".
This appeal also calls not to squeeze Russia from Europe and criticizes the media, which allegedly unilaterally and negatively covered the actions and policy of the Russian side and held out Russia as an enemy.
It is to be recalled that this March Russia has brought troops to the territory of Ukraine and then annexed Crimea. Then the conflict in Donbas began. It was widely reported that Russia supplied the militants of DPR and LPR terrorist organizations with weapons and military equipment, as well as brought Russian troops to the Ukrainian Donbas. The Kremlin has denied the charges, saying about its interest in rapid and peaceful settlement of the conflict.