Andrew Melnichuk: germany.mfa.gov.ua
The Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andrey Melnik found the calls of German politicians to remove the sanctions from Russia will face Ukraine. He stated this in an interview with the Potsdamer Neuste Nachrichten.
“We, Ukrainians, would like much tougher sanctions against Moscow. But politically this was not feasible,” said the diplomat, commenting on the statement of the Minister of Brandenburg for European Affairs Catherine Lange, who urged the government to remove restrictions from Russia.
Earlier on may 27, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called Miller’s dwarf, spoke about sanctions during a pandemic. He stressed that he considers pointless is still in effect limitations: according to the former Chancellor, in a period of crisis would not cancel and to strengthen international cooperation.
EU countries, USA and Ukraine first imposed economic sanctions against Moscow in 2014. It happened after the Crimea according to the results of the referendum became part of Russia. The annexation of the Peninsula was deemed illegal, but Moscow denies these charges. Then in 2015, the sanctions were imposed because of the conflict in the Donbass. In response, Moscow imposed a ban on food imports from countries that supported sanctions.
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