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Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry (Russian State Department) commented on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks of the Crimea’s accession to Russia with the unification of Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall.

“They say: Be careful of your wishes, they tend to come true.” Could someone have imagined a couple of years ago that the Chancellor of Germany would take and resolve the most complicated Crimean dilemma, mentioning it in the context of Germany’s unification? But when, in 2015, Sergei Lavrov [RF Secretary of State] at the Munich conference, speaking of the Crimean referendum, recalled that … the unification of Germany took place without any referendum, and we [Russia] were active supporters of this … “, the local audience started out of indignation – a wave of hiss came into the audience,” Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

Now, as noted by Zakharova, the mention of the history of the Crimea and the unification of Germany, albeit clumsily designed, but indeed is the point of view of the German leadership.

“On the one hand, it’s great, you cannot argue. Now we have an additional reinforced-concrete argument that clearly points to the historical justice of what happened … The people divided against their will were the people of Russia and the Crimea – not Crimea and Ukraine, which is confirmed not only by the 2014 referendum, but also by referendums, as well as attempts to hold them, since the collapse of the USSR. But on the other hand, I do not exclude the possibility that tomorrow the German media will write that “Russian hackers” broke into not the server of the campaign headquarters, but hacked the candidate himself? But in either case, old Freud would have been satisfied,” the diplomat ironize.

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Earlier in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Angela Merkel gave an example of the situation with a divided than Western/Eastern Germany, confirming that one should not tolerate historical injustice.

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“If, for example, I hear that the Russian annexation of the Crimea should simply be recognized, I think: what would have happened if we had been treated in the GDR [Eastern Germany, part of the block before German reunification in 1990] in accordance with the principle: Germany will undoubtedly remain divided, this will not change,” Merkel said. She called courage that people were then ready to adhere to their principles throughout their life.

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