Feb 18, 2021
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Foreign Ministry named one of the main initiators of anti-Russian sanctions

Maria Zakharova. Photo: MFA Russia / via

The phase of development of positive interaction between Berlin and Moscow has passed, according to the Kremlin

Russia is ready to constructively build relations with Germany. However, the reasons why the German side agrees to worsen them are unclear. The corresponding statement was made today, on February 18, by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

The ministry recalled that earlier Berlin had stood for the development of positive interaction with Russia, proposing appropriate initiatives and developing bilateral contacts. However, today the situation is different.

It is quite indicative, Zakharova said, that it was during the German presidency of the Council of Europe last year that a decision was made with respect to the Russian Federation to introduce several sanctions packages. The anti-Russian measures confirm the goals of the German strategy aimed at using EU resources to comprehensively contain Moscow.

Many EU member states, the official representative of the foreign ministry noted, oppose this position, however, due to a number of circumstances, including financial dependence, they cannot speak out against the chosen policy towards the Russian Federation.

Zakharova also added that it would be more expedient to direct the question of the reasons for choosing such a strategy to the German side. Russia, the Foreign Ministry noted, does not see any benefit for Germany in this, RIA Novosti reports.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry announced the shameless and rude behavior of the West towards Russia.

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