WSJ: GERMANY IS CONSIDERING THE INTRODUCTION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

WSJ: GERMANY IS CONSIDERING THE INTRODUCTION OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

6 oct 2016

The German government is studying the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia because of Syria, writes The Wall Street Journal, citing an informed source.

According to the newspaper, discussions concerning the introduction of new sanctions against Russia are in the early stages.

The initiative comes from the Christian democratic Union of Angela Merkel, however, it is unknown whether the support of her social Democrats.

Meanwhile the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Germany Martin Schaefer said Wednesday that he did not know of anyone who would offer to impose sanctions against Russia because of Syria.

According to the Ombudsman of the German government for German-Russian cooperation Gernot Erler, reflections on the issue of sanctions is, however, in the form in which they were used because of the Ukrainian crisis, they encouraged the authorities to use.

On Monday, the Washington they declared the termination of cooperation with Russia on Syria. As pointed out later, the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Larov, Russia will continue efforts on the Syrian settlement following the U.S. decision to discontinue the use of bilateral channels of communication. Lavrov said that the agreement Russia and the U.S. on Syria collapsed and the supporters of a military scenario.

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