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Left German party addresses the statement against anti-Russian sanctions

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Left German party addresses the statement against anti-Russian sanctions


08.08.2017

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Deputy Chairperson of the National Committee of the Left Party in Bundestag Sahra Wagenknecht has called German authorities to pursue the policy that would be independent from US. She has noted that new US-initiated sanctions against Russia have clearly demonstrated that America wants to only defend its economic interests, TASS reports.

“This is why we have to adapt European and German policy to serve their own interests. On the basis of security in Europe we need to return to de-escalate tensions in regard to Russia,” Wagenknecht has stated.

Earlier the leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party of Germany Christian Lindner has suggested German authorities to abandon anti-Russian sanctions implemented because of Crimea issue. He has called the problem “a long-term temporary condition.”

As we reported before, US President Donald Trump has signed the new round of anti-Russian sanctions earlier approved by the US House of Representatives, RIA Novosti reports. This law implements personal and sectoral sanctions not only towards Russian individuals and companies, but also Iran and North Korea. Also US-Russian cooperation with European companies on the Northern Stream-2 project is now under ban. Association of European Business (AEB) has expressed its opposition in connection with new round of sanctions.

Leaders of some European countries, such as France, Germany and Austria, strongly opposed the sanctions as well.

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