The head of the Federal Chancellery of Germany Peter Altmaier said that the German government does not want to cancel economic sanctions against Russia, informs on Sunday TV and radio
Your opinion Altmaier expressed after the recent proposals of the Vice Chancellor of Germany Sigmar Gabriel for the abolition of the punishment due to the important role of the capital of Russia in the settlement of the fall in the Syrian Arab Republic, according to a television report.
The politician said that the role of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and really important in this matter." But this does not mean that We change position on the Ukrainian question. We will not give in on blackmail " - quoted by Deutsche Welle the words of Altmaier.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo until 5 August 2016.
The Agency was notified on September 17, citing unnamed American and European bureaucrats, the Union of European States and the US are preparing to preserve the effect of the punishment relative to Russia in 2016.