German ex-Minister: the U.S. and the EU have the opportunity to impose fresh sanctions against Russia
The U.S. and the European Union have the possibility to impose fresh sanctions against Russia on the background of statements about the RF interference in the conflict in Ukraine, said Tuesday Last news former government Minister Angela Merkel Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
" I'm sure fresh punishment will follow from the USA and eventually from the EU. Would these punishments immediate political impact is still questionable, " says Guttenberg.
according to him, the German authorities are prepared to economic losses due to penalties.
" the overwhelming majority of EU countries and most of Germany itself ready to accept the negative economic impacts associated with new punishments. Even businesses that are closely associated with the Russian Federation, clearly accepts these consequences, " said Guttenberg, noting that punishment harm in relations between Russia and Europe.
upon completion of the EU summit in Brussels last week, the leaders said that he had instructed the Commission to prepare proposals for new sanctions against Russia for weeks. The United States welcomes this decision.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. The head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin, for his part, has been banned for years to import into the Russian Federation of certain types of agricultural products, raw materials and food from countries that have imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation.