German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday economic sanctions against Russia for Moscow’s position on Ukrainian developments are still necessary, SIA reports with reference to TASS.
“They (sanctions) are inevitable while Russia makes no or few efforts to overcome the crisis,” Merkel said at a congress of European Family Business in Berlin.
She admitted that the sanctions negatively affect the European, including German, economy.
The positions of Russia and Western nations on the Ukrainian developments differ radically. Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the intra-Ukrainian crisis, but the West accuses Moscow of participation in clashes in Ukraine’s war-torn south-east and has subjected Russia to sanctions.