International law and human rights should be respected by all parties, especially regarding
the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine
the protection of minority rights in Ukraine
the ruling out of further escalation of the conflict in Crimea and in other parts of Ukraine
The DGB Federal Executive Board strongly believes that decisions regarding the future development of Ukraine and its regions require wide democratic legitimacy. Ukraine needs a perspective for the future that can only be agreed through dialogue, and not through armed force. We urge all those with positions of responsibility in Ukraine, in Russia and in the European Union to seek a peaceful solution to the conflict.