More than 100 Residents of Germany joined the ranks of the militias in the East of Ukraine, informs on Sunday magazine.
According to the investigation of the publication, the story is mostly about the immigrants from the former USSR. Anyway, as underlined by the magazine, in the ranks of the militia exists and former soldiers of the Bundeswehr.
According to German law, German volunteers, participating in the fighting in the East of Ukraine, fear not criminal retribution at home.
However, in the opinion of the expert on domestic policy of the CDU/CSU Stefan Mayer, these acts need to do a criminal offence.
"If the citizens take part in the hostilities, it is necessary to consider the imposition of liability under the criminal code for the formation of terrorist groups," said Mayer in conversation Welt am Sonntag.
He added that in the case of a citizen of Germany in the civil war of another country, persons with dual citizenship must be deprived of German citizenship.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of the citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began More than 6 thousand people. The resolution of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, during meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, parties blame each other in violation of the "silence mode" and reported that they only return fire. Kiev is considering an appeal to the UN and the EU on the introduction of Donbass peacekeepers.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.