Leader Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had " missed " the crisis in relations with Russia, says CEO of the American agrokonzern AGCO Martin Richenhagen (Martin Richenhagen).
" Neither the head of Barack Obama, Nor our Chancellor Angela Merkel don't understand: in our interconnected world, punishment is inflicted similar damage in the West as Russia. This can be expressed differently: Obama and Merkel have completely missed the crisis in relations with Russia ", - quotes the print edition Welt words of Richenhagen.
according to him, by their actions, the US and Germany drove the Russian Federation in the corner, hitting the dignity and pride of the country. In his vision, the world is on the threshold of a new cold war." dialogues and dialogue with Russia is the only way to get out of this dead end situation. Everything else would be an economic disaster, " he added.
Richenhagen negatively commented on the views of Merkel and Obama about the economy." Unfortunately, Mrs. Merkel bit about the economy. The same regarding our economy Minister and U.S. President Obama, " said Richenhagen, who heads the third-largest company in the manufacture of agricultural machinery in the world.
Relations between the Russian Federation and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned To measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.