Sanctions against Russia will remain until, until you find and eliminate the reason for their introduction. This was stated by the Minister of economy and energy of Germany Peter Altmaier on Friday in an interview with radio station Deutschlandfunk.
He recalled that the sanctions pressure on Russia was launched after the Kremlin decided to join the Crimean Peninsula.
“After the annexation of Crimea, we, the Europeans, with the US imposed sanctions. They will act, until there is a reason,” said Altmaier on the eve of his visit to Moscow that was to take place early next week.
Possible subject of negotiations will be the prospect of construction of gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” gas transit through the territory of Ukraine, reported earlier, Allmaier DPA. Visit of the Minister, which is considered one of the Trustees, and key Advisor to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will be preparing for the negotiations of the Merkel with Russian President Vladimir Putin, to be held may 18 in Sochi.
We will remind, on Tuesday Moscow on his first official visit to the German foreign Minister Heiko Mass.
He urged Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov continue talks the four-party talks in the Minsk format to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
Before his visit to Moscow in an interview with Der Spiegel, the head of the Masses expressed a tough stance towards Russia, calling it an “aggressor” and accusing the Russian government of “increasing hostility” against the West.