The state of Ukraine and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany do not seem to like each other very much at the moment
Wolfgang Kubicki, deputy chairman of the party, advised the Ukrainian ambassador Andrey Melnyk via Facebook that he should "Do not exceed the limits of due restraint", otherwise the diplomat could "Persona non grata" which drew a medium media coverage in Ukraine.
The background is the trouble around the Hamburg techno band Scooter. The band performed last Friday in Bakalava in the Russian-annexed Crimea and had previously entered the country via Moscow. According to Ukrainian law a criminal offense. In June, the Ukrainian diplomat had tried in vain to diade the band’s manager, Jens Thele, from this appearance. The band saw and sees their actions as strictly non-political service to the "Fanbase". Why the fanbase in Crimea of all places is served, not the one in Kursk, Murmansk or Pskov, however, remains in the dark.