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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time publically accepted the fact that Crimea doesn’t belong to Ukraine and that the peninsula will stay as part of Russia, Alexei Pushkov, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Duma, said on his Twitter account, according to Gazeta.ru.

    Finally the Penny Drops: Merkel Admits Crimea is Part of Russia

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time publically accepted the fact that Crimea doesn’t belong to Ukraine and that the peninsula will stay as part of Russia, Alexei Pushkov, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Duma, said on his Twitter account, according to Gazeta.ru.

    "Important: After a meeting in Paris, Merkel for the first time admitted that Crimea won't return to Ukraine. That means the crisis is only about the east of the country," Pushkov wrote.

    The Normandy Four talks on Ukraine reconciliation concluded in Paris on Friday.

    The leaders of the Normandy Quartet countries managed to agree on the procedure of the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

    "We were able to agree on the withdrawal of heavy weapons," Merkel said following the Normandy Four talks in Paris. "There is hope for progress. We are moving toward each other."

    On the whole, the results of Friday's Normandy Four talks in Paris set a positive tone, Angela Merkel said, adding that she was satisfied with what the participants achieved during the meeting.

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    • Terra
      Finally the Penny Drops: Merkel Admits Crimea is Part of Russia

      Nice, maybe all the beers she drank at the oktoberfest in Munich helped clear her brain a bit.
      I say, drink some more merkel ^^
    • avatar
      jas
      It's silly for the West to pretend it has any credibility to act impartially for any situation. The only reason I pay any attention to Merkel is to see what her next nasty little trick on somebody might be.
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      cast235
      Crimea was an AUTONOMOUS republic administered by Ukraine. Not an integral territory. And maybe Ukraine itself at the end, goes to Russia. Is more of Russia than of Europe.
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      corlemmersin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235,
      Yes you are right Crimea was an autonomous republic.
      This autonomy they lost. They are annexed by the Russian federation.
      Ukraine will never be a part of Russia. Russian government made a mess of the Donbass area. The Ukrainers who felt comfortabel with Russia in the past. Are not so happy anymore with the actions of the Russian government.
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      lianasammartino
      I do not understand how the German capitalists accept this traitor who DOES NOT care about German interests!
    • Happy Memory
      .....Not a bad start but, come on ma’am; don’t let a good cathartic mood go to waste, soooooo….. Why don’t you also admit the fact that the Russian minority that is still living, against all odds, in eastern Ukraine; it's being systematically “Reduced in number”?
      Hmm mm, that’s a kinda too euphemistic, so let us say….. Ethnically exterminated in one of the most horrendous, brutal, imaginable and possible ways; shall we??!!!
      Yep, now you might also be expected to admit that and without forgetting to mention a little detail; that it damn happened because you and the other ruthless NATO front-men and front-women overthrew the democratically elected, pre-coup Ukrainian government and installed in its place the equivalent of a puppet-sociopath-oligarch gang in Kiev.
      The which for a while enjoyed the loyalty of an army of deranged, bloodthirsty NAZIS that apart from keep having fun in torturing and hanging in the woods pregnant, ethnically Russian girls both with their husbands; they have also been given all the necessary funds for establishing influential parties that literally worship that reptiles’ worshiper, satanic-piece of subhuman garbage of Stepan Bandera.

      Now these mad dogs are on the loose more that ever and there isn’t a day that goes by that they don’t threat to carry out a second coup and a full-scale, merciless attack against the Russian minority!
      Plus, the country has become an international joke on a militaristic point of view and a social, economic and, especially in the country’s east; urban wasteland, and as long as this reality is going to stay in place, Ukraine will never be able to stop being one of the many hookers of the IMF.
      Nonetheless, that has been the plan all along; transforming the territory covering Ukraine in an utterly-bankrupted nebulous, twisted and sick mixture envisaging: a buffer zone and a fertile battlefield being used for growing here and there a regional proxy war against the Russian Federation with the obvious potential of constructing an additional big-fat NATO base full of peace nukes!

      Yeah maaaaan!!!! We gotta defend ourselves against the Ruskies!

      The above sentence summarizes pretty much how the average New-American thinks; so painful but hey, the globalists through the neo-cons keep doing a wonderful job in elevating that way of sub-thinking even further to a whole new level of mental retarded-ness.

      Well, at least there’s a different antagonist in this part of the screenplay; we got the old fashion JAWOHL; while east-southwards you’re gonna find; is/isis/isil (Equal) al-nusra (Equal) al-qaeda and oh G, right! (Equal) the four or five dudes that comprise the whole of the "FSA" front which John McCain has a schoolgirl type crush with.

      And don’t forget! All those doughnuts have been conceived, prepared and cooked by the most renowned pastry shop you can find on the surface of this planet: NATO!!!!!
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