The trade turnover between Russia and Germany in 2014 for the first time in the last 5 years has decreased by 6, 5%, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
"The bilateral Trade in 2014 for the first time in the last 5 years has decreased by 6, 5%, and in the beginning of the year (current) in January-February, a decline of over 35%. This situation is clearly not in the interests of both Russia and Germany, "he said, reports" news Agency ".
At the same time, Putin emphasized that " choose the Germany business community have advocated the removal of artificial restrictions on the development of mutually beneficial trade and economic relations ", reports news Agency. In the leadership of the Russian Federation passed the dialogues of Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Before that, the Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel participated in the event, laying a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown soldier. On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the capital of Russia to participate in the celebrations in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory. Remember, on 5 may the European Parliament Committee on international relations blessed the draft decision calling for sanctions against Russia in case of failure of the Minsk agreements, and agreed to bring the document to valaisiana Assembly in June. Before in the same day, the Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that the European Union States links the future of sanctions against Russia with the progress of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. In response to this, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, the penalties are not Russia's decision, for this reason, any criteria for lifting them with the EU will not be discussed. For its part, the permanent Commissioner of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that Moscow is not engaged in dialogues with the European Union on the abolition of punishment, it is the decision of the countries of Europe make their own.