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Saturday, March 17, 2018

The head of the Left party in Germany: sanctions will not bring Russia to its knees

The leader of the Left party in the German Parliament Dietmar Bartsch called the mistake the policy of sanctions against Russia. German politician recalled the days of the Second world war, when millions of Soviet citizens died of hunger and thirst. The fact of the manifestation of resistance of the Russian people, according to Bartsch, indicates that the “stupid sanctions” will never bring Russia to its knees.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

In an interview with Bild head of the faction of the Left party in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch told about why the restrictions against Russia, supported by Germany, will never bring result. According to the politician, everyone who knows the Russian people will not be able to think about the fact that with the help of anti-Russian sanctions can be something to achieve. Barch called “error” and “absurd” policy of the German authorities towards Russia and the sanctions themselves have got the “stupid”. The politician has told, answering questions of the writer Vladimir Kaminer.

“I think a mistake the policy of the Federal government, which believes that sanctions can achieve something. It’s absurd,” said Dietmar Bartsch.

In his opinion, if the Russian people coped with the hardships in times of war, it is certainly not “kneel” due to the current European limits.

“Who knows Russia, knows that during the Second world war millions of people died there from hunger and thirst, he can’t seriously think that these stupid sanctions will put it on my knees”, — explained his position the head of the faction of the Left party.

A day earlier, a similar opinion was expressed by Deputy Chairman of the party “Alternative for Germany” Alexander Gauland. He said that Crimea will never be Ukrainian again. And the anti-Russian sanctions will not force Russia to abandon the Peninsula. For this reason, restrictions are meaningless, he said, and offered to recognize the Crimea a part of Russia.

Howland also noted that not a single so says in German political circles, and reminded the recent statements of the head of the Free democratic party, Christian Lindner. The party leader has previously proposed to focus in German-Russian relations in other areas, leaving the Crimean issue out of the equation.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder earlier also expressed the opinion that anti-Russian sanctions are working “only conditional”.


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