Russia Condemned Posters with the Kaliningrad Region As Part of Germany
OREANDA-NEWS. The Kremlin's reaction to the appearance in Germany of posters with the Kaliningrad region as part of this country is negative, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
“We have seen media reports, our reaction is negative, negative. The fact is that this has nothing to do with the official position of Berlin, and, of course, Berlin does not officially question the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation,” Peskov said.
He added that this situation will make it possible to understand what territorial aspirations are in certain political forces in Germany.
State Duma Deputy Alexander Pyatikop called the campaign with the appearance of old election posters in Germany, on which the Kaliningrad region is marked as a part of the country, as a "belch" of the Cold War.
The deputy recalled that the Potsdam conference with the participation of world leaders at the end of the Second World War fixed the status quo of the territory of the former German province of East Prussia and confirmed the borders. By the decision of the conference, two thirds of East Prussia went to Poland, one third to the RSFSR.
"These are reinforced concrete agreements that are recognized by everyone. My attitude as an ordinary resident of the Kaliningrad region, as a policy, is the following: such actions do not lead to the development of mutually beneficial relations between Russia and Germany. Kaliningrad has dozens of partner cities, including a number of German cities, where international cooperation continued before the pandemic. One of the indicators of active cooperation is the presence of a German consulate in Kaliningrad. We have a tradition of good-neighborly relations, "added Pyatikop.
In the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, unknown persons hung copies of the election posters of political parties of 1949 with a map of Germany in the pre-war borders with the Kaliningrad region as part of it, the local newspaper Nordkurier reported earlier. All of East Prussia, part of which now belongs to the territory of Poland, is included in these posters as part of the borders of Germany.