Europe cannot solve most of its issues in connection With the isolation of Russia, says the head of the Oriental Department of the German economy Eckhard Cordes.
"The isolation of Russia most of the problems in the EU do not have the opportunity to be resolved. We think that the economy needs, together With a policy to build new trust, " said Cordes Agency.
As emphasizes Agency, this year there was a decrease in German exports to the Russian Federation. According to the information received Eastern division, the level of exports from Germany to Russia fell by 21% in comparison With indicators of last year. In total for eight months of the current year, the figures of German exports to the Russian Federation was reduced almost by 29%.
Referring to the situation in Ukraine, Cordes expressed optimism at the progress on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
"This progress, I dream that soon will mark the beginning of the end for economic punishment," said Cordes, adding, because it would contribute to the revitalization of the economy throughout Eastern Europe.
first of Cordes noted that Ukraine will be difficult to raise the economy of the country without cooperation With the European Union but also With Russia. He also expressed the opinion that the gradual removal of sanctions From Russia would support that appears "positive dynamics" in the process of Ukrainian settlement, and greatly facilitate the implementation of the " Minsk ".
the head of the Ministry of economy and energy of Germany, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel From 28 to 29 October, is a visit to the Russian Federation. On Wednesday at a meeting With the head of state of Russia Vladimir Putin German Minister said that disagreements between Russia and the West also complicate the overcoming of conflicts in the world today. In his vision, is now Very important to do everything to implement the Minsk agreements.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process takes place in 2 stages (first, Lugansk, then Donetsk region).
Militia LNR told about the fifteen of October, the completion of the first phase of the diversion of arms a caliber of less than 100 millimeters, the Ukrainian Military said it has completed the 1st phase of allotment October 16. In the DPR on 22 October told that the Republic has completed the withdrawal of tanks from the line of contact from Donetsk to Gorlovka. The OSCE has recorded the fact of withdrawal. Ukrainian security forces also completed the allotment of tanks in Donetsk region and started to withdraw artillery.