Anti-Russian sanctions harm Europe - Bundestag
The Bundestag considers the anti-Russian sanctions harmful and finds it necessary to abolish them, the co-chairman of the Left Party faction in the Bundestag, Sarah Wagenkneht suggests. In particular, she called for an end to the "ice age in the relations with Moscow." "Sanctions harm mainly European and German enterprises, so it is in our interest to cancel them," the politician said.
According to her, rapprochement with Russia is in the interests of Europe, as it will ensure security and achieve disarmament. At the same time, Wagenkneht stressed that Germany should continue to criticize the accession of Crimea to Russia, as well as Moscow's actions in Syria. "But if the criticism is sounded by those who conduct the war that violate the international law, it sounds very hypocritical," RIA Novosti quotes Sarah Wagenkneht as saying with a reference to Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung.
In addition, the politician drew attention to the fact that the United States spent $ 5 billion on overthrowing power in Ukraine. "At the same time, the country intends to join NATO, everyone knew that Russia would not wait until the military base in Crimea to appear on the NATO territory," she said.
In addition, Wagenkneht criticized the increase in spending on the Bundeswehr at the fastest pace since the Cold War. According to her, the increase in spending on the German army is not connected with the protection of the homeland, but with the need to conduct operations abroad. "We are endangering it (Germany) participating in wars for oil and gas that are contrary to the international law," Wagenkneht concluded.