The German foreign Ministry: trump will consult with the EU on sanctions against Russia

© AP Photo / Alex BrandonПрезидент USA Donald trump. Archival photoThe German foreign Ministry: trump will consult with the EU on sanctions against Russia© AP Photo / Alex Brandon

The US President Donald trump has not made a decision about tightening the sanctions regime against Russia, provided for consultation with the Europeans, said the foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel.

«There is still time. The President obviously trump has not yet decided whether and how it will tighten the sanctions regime against Russia. The law provides, in any case, prior consultation with us, the Europeans, before that can happen,» said the Minister, whose words are in the message of the German foreign Ministry.

According to Gabriel, he’s going to use this opportunity of discussion, «being in close contact with (U.S. Secretary of state) Rex Tillerson». The purpose of sanctions against Moscow is «overcoming the crisis in Ukraine and political pressure», this goal is achievable «when we work together and cohesively,» and industrial policy of the United States under the guise of sanctions, «we will fight,» added Gabriel.

The German foreign Ministry: trump will consult with the EU on sanctions against Russia© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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