In Parliament, accused Merkel’s loss of Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Konstantin to Collabourate in fotobanka. Archival photoIn Parliament, accused Merkel’s loss of Crimea© RIA Novosti / Konstantin to Collabourate the image Bank

Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Radical party of Oleh Liashko Yuriy Chizhmar has accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Ukraine’s loss of Crimea and Donbass, the corresponding statement he made in the air a current-show «the People against» on the Ukrainian TV channel ZIK.

According to the Chizhmar, if in 2008 the Merkel spoke against granting Ukraine the action Plan on membership in NATO, the conflict in the Donbas would not be, and the Crimea would not have returned to Russia.

«Another issue is that to Angela Merkel we have a very rigid position about the fact that she must now guarantee the security of Ukraine and in 2008 in Bucharest, you remember, in favor of Putin’s Russia raised the issue of not granting Ukraine the membership action plan (action Plan for NATO membership). If we had it, today, may not be the Donbass and Crimea, so we have to many questions», — said the Deputy.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»

In April 2014, Kiev started a military operation against the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, which declared independence after a coup in February 2014. According to the latest UN estimates, the conflict claimed the lives of over ten thousand people.

Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine’s Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.

The action plan on membership in NATO by accepting new members into NATO. Launched in April 1999. Designed to assist countries planning to become members of NATO. The program provides for applicant countries with feedback about their actions related to preparations for NATO membership and compliance with the NATO standards in all major areas.

Kyiv authorities expect to receive a positive response on membership action plan from NATO at its summit in Bucharest in 2008, however, concrete decisions on this issue has not been taken. Against this voted France, Germany and some other European countries. The Alliance leadership just stated that Ukraine’s doors to NATO remain open, and it can become a member of the organization.

In this case, after the election in 2010 of Viktor Yanukovych the new President of Ukraine proclaimed non-aligned status and refused from membership in the Alliance.

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