In Germany, anti-Russian sanctions compared to «dead horse»

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The Prime Ministers of two German States called for a phased lifting of sanctions against Russia imposed by the European Union, writes the Suddeutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten.

On Monday at meeting of heads of governments of the Eastern Federal States of Germany, Berlin Prime Minister of Thuringia Bodo Ramelow compared the anti-Russian sanctions with the «dead horse where not going anywhere». According to the politician, the problem in Ukraine will not be solved with the help of «symbolic policy, which you have to pay the German companies.

In turn, Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Rainer, Haselhoff stated the need for a single course of Eastern Germany lands in respect of anti-Russian sanctions.

The publication notes that such statements are connected with traditional ties of the East German and Russian companies, as well as with the strong negative effect of economic restrictions for businesses.

The West imposed sanctions against Russia, accusing it of meddling in the situation in Ukraine. Moscow retaliated, taking the policy of import substitution, stressing that talking to her in the language of sanctions is counterproductive. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine and the subject of the Minsk agreements on the settlement. Lately in the EU clearly there are opinions on the need for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions.

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