German navy chief resigns over controversial comments on Putin, Crimea

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Vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach had said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean Peninsula. He also said it was important to have Russia on the same side against China. His comments, captured on video, caused anger in Ukraine, which summoned the German ambassador.
4 months ago

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Times of India

German navy chief resigns following Ukraine comments

Speaking at an event in India on Friday, vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach had said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Schoenbach also said it was important to have Russia on the same side against China, and suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved "respect."

4 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

German navy chief resigns over Ukraine comments

Kay-Achim Schönbach said the idea that Russia wanted to invade Ukraine was nonsense.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

German navy chief resigns over Putin comments

BERLIN - Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never win back annexed Crimea from Moscow. "I have asked Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect," Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement. "The minister has accepted

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

German navy chief resigns over comments on Putin and Ukraine – video

Kay-Achim Schönbach said it was ‘nonsense’ that Russia wanted to invade its neighbour and that Kyiv would never win back Crimea

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

German Navy Chief Resigns Hrs After 'Putin Deserves Respect' Statement in Delhi Amid Ukraine Crisis

On Saturday, Schoenbach made it clear that his comments did not represent the government's view and had been ill-advised.

4 months ago·India
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CTV News

German navy chief resigns following Ukraine, Putin comments

The head of the German navy resigned late Saturday after coming under fire at home and abroad for comments he made on Ukraine and Russia.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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