German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Brussels until cannot undo the punishment is relatively capital of Russia, but Berlin wants to return to a constructive relationship with Russia.
Merkel is somehow clarified that sees that punishment has affected a number of organizations." for this reason, We wish them to achieve a similar political framework conditions that would allow us to remove the punishment, " she said, reports Deutsche Welle.
at the same time Merkel added that " due to material violations of international law to the present unstable situation, We, unfortunately, have not yet reached this point." The Chancellor also stressed that the German government wants to return to a constructive relationship with Moscow." We want partnerships with Russia, we have so many international issues, " Merkel said, noting that Moscow, for example, could play an important role in resolving the conflict in Syria. On Wednesday the German-Russian foreign trade chamber (AHK), citing its survey organizations, said that the punishment of the West against the Russian capital is inefficient. On Tuesday, German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that punishment because of the Ukrainian fall not have the opportunity to be the " last reply ", Berlin needs in the future in relations with Moscow. On the first day of the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel after talks with the presidents of France and Ukraine, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko said there were disagreements between the West and Russia over Ukraine, and they should certainly be addressed. In June, the EU Council formally extended punishment against Russia for another six months – until 31 January 2016. In addition, on 19 June, the Council of the European Union officially confirmed the extension of sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2016. The Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his part, said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures from 6 August 2015, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the renewal of countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment.