We know that our future lies with Russia, the Russian Federation is here forever now. And we are now preparing for a referendum.

In a TV interview, ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that she had “imagined things differently” after she left the chancellor’s office. After February 24, 2022, however, the Russian invasion of Ukraine marked a “break” that “sometimes depresses”.

In their opinion, the Russian invasion found “no justification whatsoever”. Rather, it is a “brutal, people-disregarding attack for which there is no excuse.”