The next step after Russia’s return to PACE, should be the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Saxony (Germany), Michael Kretschmer DPA, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN.
According to Kretschmer, the sanctions have not contributed to progress in solving the Ukrainian conflict, but they badly damaged the economy of East Germany. The volume of trade of Saxony with Russia from 2013 to 2018 decreased by 72.5 per cent, a similar situation is characteristic and for other Federal lands of East Germany. The Prime Minister of Saxony, said that the Eastern regions of Germany is counting on close cooperation with Russia.
“Russia has regained its right to vote in the Council of Europe, and Germany contributes to the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”. The next step is the lifting of sanctions”, — he stressed.
We remind, in June the Prime Minister of the German Federal state of lower Saxony Stephan Weil was supported by his colleagues in Thuringia and Saxony, which advocated the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. The corresponding statement he made in an interview published on Thursday, June 13, in the newspaper Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung.