The German leaders and political structures started supporting the US project called Ukraine, deployed a practically fascist regime there, the regime of Bandera, a nationalist regime.
Russia never got close to, not talked to representatives of the AfD.
In February 2017, Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s far-right party AfD, held talks with Russian officials and politicians during her visit to Moscow, including with Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Duma lower house, his deputy Pyotr Tolstoy and Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, and others. www.dw.com/en/head-of-the-afd-frauke-petry-meets-with-russian-officials-in-moscow/a-37643188,
Earlier, in April 2016, Marcus Pretzell, member of the European Parliament from AfD and husband of Frauke Petry, travelled to Crimea annexed by Russia.