The newest chairman of the Christian Democratic Alliance (CDU), which is part of the ruling coalition in Germany, Armin Laschet spoke out against the lifting of sanctions in relations with Russia.
In a conversation with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he said that now he does not see a pretext for lifting the EU restrictions against the Russian Federation. Laschet recalled that sanctions against Russia were adopted after Crimea’s accession to it in 2014. West considered this a violation of the international left. In addition, the sanctions were introduced after the alphabet of the conflict at the rise of Ukraine. According to the official, the “Russian-controlled side” allows hidden and open-ended acts of aggression.
In addition, Laschet expected continued progress on the Minsk agreements.
We will remind, Armin Lashet portrays the Prime Minister of the federal state of Nordic Rhine-Westphalia, he took the post of chairman of the CDU party on January 16.