The U.S. decision to intensify sanctions pressure on Russia has a bad effect on the relationship of Washington with countries in Europe. This point of view in interview to the newspaper Westfälische Nachrichten was expressed by the foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel.
The foreign Minister also called on Washington to consult with the EU before to translate his threats into reality. The Minister added that such a policy may lead to reviewing the situation of the European sanctions against Russia.
We will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump signed the law on strengthening of sanctions against Russia, informed the document was unanimously supported by both houses of Parliament.
The act prohibits funding under sanctions banks for a period of more than two weeks, and the oil and gas sector for more than 30 days.
The document also stated that the United States intends to prevent the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia to Europe.