Kremlin says "annexation" term used by Merkel about Crimea is wrong

Kremlin disagrees with the term "annexation" that the German chancellor used about reunification of Russia and Crimea, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in comments on an article by Angela Merkel article published by media of G7 nations.

Kremlin disagrees with the term "annexation" that the German chancellor used about reunification of Russia and Crimea, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in comments on an article by Angela Merkel article published by media of G7 nations.

"If my memory serves me right, Mrs Merkel made one terminological mistake in her statement using the word ‘annexation’ instead of ‘joining’," he said. "We consider this definition wrong," Peskov added.

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote an article about major threats that the global community is facing where she mentioned Crimea's reunification with Russia. 

"Who would have believed it possible, 25 years on from the end of the Cold War, that the European peace order would be cast into doubt by the annexation of the Crimea? Or that the spread of the Ebola virus might destabilize several African states and set their development back? Or that in the Middle East an Islamist terrorist organization would be trying to establish a so-called caliphate in the territory of two states?" Merkel wrote.

The Russian authorities have repeatedly denied accusations of "annexing" Crimea saying the Black Sea peninsula reunified with Russia voluntarily after a referendum.

First published by TASS.

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