A member of the German Bundestag from the right populist party “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) Ulrich Aimee admitted that he went in the annexed Crimea for money from the Kremlin.
About this newspaper writes Spiegel.
German media two weeks ago, I wrote about a trip to the EMA in the Crimea during the re-election of Vladimir Putin as Russian President in March 2018. In the Crimea the German MP called themselves “international observer” and praised the organization of the elections.
First, the politician denied sponsoring the visit of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Subsequently, however, the EMA told the German newspaper Freie Presse that the trip was paid for by the Russian Parliament, but he supposedly found out about it later.
The publication notes that such funding German Deputy Russia may end his problems, because in accordance with German law, the members of the Bundestag are not allowed to receive “cash rewards” if they are they should use their mandate in the interests of the donor.
While the EMA repeatedly demanded the lifting of sanctions against Russia, and advocated the return of the Russian Federation in PACE.