Leaders of German organizations working in the Russian Federation, does not hide its concern "with the untwisted EU sanctions spiral" and confirmed the readiness to continue to work with Russian partners, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov In..
"The heads of the leading German organizations operating in the Russian Federation, do not hide the concern promoted by the EU sanctions spiral, confirmed the readiness to continue to work with the Russian partners," Lavrov said in the interview for the application.
the Minister recalled that in the early 50-ies of the previous century - even before the establishment of diplomatic relations between the USSR and Germany - That the Commissioners of the German business world became pioneers in the restoration of mutually beneficial cooperation." It's in full force in a fair and relative to the period of the cold war, when it was concluded a legendary deal " gas-pipe ", really laid the Foundation of our energy partnership, " He added.
"I am confident that the logic of mutually beneficial and equal cooperation will prevail today. This approach corresponds to the fundamental interests of the business community of the peoples of Russia and Germany, and the EU in General, " - said Lavrov.
He summed up that in Berlin, using as pretext the internal Ukrainian crisis, went to the curtailment of major bilateral cooperation mechanisms, suspended the implementation of a number of significant joint projects and areas of cooperation." for the first time for most of the years documented the decline in turnover on Russian data, 6, 5% to 70, 1 billion dollars ", - noticed the head of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
according to his statement, in a significant downturn - not on the initiative of the Russian Federation - the intensity of the exchange of political opinions objectively increased role of business in 2 countries in the preservation of an atmosphere of trust and mutual understanding, the promotion of a positive agenda, create the groundwork for future relations between Russia and Germany.
"private parties are in regular dialogue with the business community of Germany, discussed the prospects of mutual work, real projects. Over the last six months two times - in the capital of Russia and Munich - saw "captains" German business ", - said Lavrov.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. In July of last year the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment. Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in its early peaceful settlement. Imposed by the West punishments of the Russian Federation considers illegal and unjustified.