Germany to Discuss New Sanctions Against Russia With EU Partners

Germany and Europe are interested in preserving Ukraine's role as a gas transit country


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Germany will discuss new anti-Russian sanctions with other European Union leaders, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a briefing in Berlin today, Ukrinform reports.

According to Seibert, the German government has taken note of the remarks made by Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, who called for the introduction of new restrictive measures against Russia, including the suspension of the Nord Stream 2 project. 

The spokesman said that Germany and Europe are interested in preserving Ukraine’s role as a gas transit country, and Germany welcomes trilateral negotiations with the EU on this issue.

German daily newspaper Die Welt wrote on Wednesday, citing its own sources, that Germany is allegedly blocking the introduction of new sanctions against Russia.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said yesterday that the recent tensions in the Azov Sea showed that the annexation of Crimea by Russia was “also a security issue for all of us in Europe, therefore, Russia should release the ships and sailors as soon as possible.”

Source Ukrinform
date 28.11.2018
categories Ukraine and the EU
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