Berlin and Paris did not support tougher sanctions against Russia – media

Берлин и Париж не поддержали ужесточение санкций против РФ - СМИ

In the EU, yet there is no agreement to toughen anti-Russian sanctions

Representatives of the two countries called for measures to build confidence between the conflicting parties because of the events in the Kerch Strait.

Germany and France do not support the proposal to expand anti-Russian sanctions against Russia in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait. About it reports on Wednesday, November 28, the newspaper Die Welt.

“At the meeting of the Committee on foreign and security policy of the EU in Brussels representatives of the two countries called for measures to strengthen confidence between the parties to the conflict”, – writes the edition.

Currently has presidency in the EU Austria the day before he proposed to tighten sanctions against Russia. Estonia and Poland supported this initiative.

In turn, the representatives of Germany and France stated that the sanctions do not help to build confidence with Moscow.

However, the co-Chairman of the German party Alliance 90/green Annalena of Berbak urged to abandon the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany Nord stream 2.

“Due to the flagrant violation of international law by Russia against Ukraine, the project must be minimized for political reasons,” she said in an interview.

Earlier it was reported that the participating countries of the European Union are working on a joint statement on the seizure of Ukrainian boats in the Kerch Strait. According to media reports, about six-seven EU countries support the imposition of new sanctions against Russia.


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