Angelina Timofeeva. The official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert called the punishment required by the European reaction to the unauthorized behavior of Russia.
before the ex-Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher said that Germany should start a policy of rapprochement with Russia, he also condemned the imposition of sanctions against Russia.
"punishment is necessary the European reaction to the abusive behavior of Russia, the illegitimate annexation of Crimea and continued destabilization from Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine," said Seibert.
"so this sanctions policy, for which there are good reasons, is part of our policy on the conflict in Ukraine, but I would also say that the path of finding a peaceful, diplomatic, political solution to this conflict is also part of this policy," added Seibert.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people.
The Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine and Western countries many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbass. Evidence for this was provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated insinuations ". First, Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
The EU and the US imposed penalties against certain individuals, organizations, and entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment.