The head of the Ministry of economy and energy, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said he is in favour of unfreezing relations with the Russian Federation.
"I'm at the end of the period of cooling in relations with Russia," - reports RIA "Novosti" his words referring to the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Gabriel has supplemented his words by the fact that the decision to exclude Russia from the bloc countries of the group of eight (G8) was not the most visionary." of course, Russia should in the 1st place to adhere to the Minsk agreements the resolution of the Ukrainian fall. In the long term does not make sense to ask Putin to settle the conflict, and at the same time to exclude it from the G8 ", - said the politician. On Wednesday, German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in connection with tensions in relations between Russia and Turkey called for the restoration of the activities of the Council Russia-NATO for the sake of reducing the risk of conflict.