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Germany threatens to react on US anti-Russian sanctions
13:49, 31 July 2017
Germany threatens to react on US anti-Russian sanctions

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy will react in case if sanctions impact country’s companies

13:49, 31 July 2017

dw.com

German Finance Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Monday the ministry does not want to start the trade war with the united States but it will be ready to react if new US sanctions against Russia indirectly “hit” German companies, reports DeutsheWelle

“Americans cannot fine German enterprises for their business in another country,” she said to journalists of Funke media group.

At the same time, Zypries expressed an opinion that new US sanctions violate international law and stressed that Germany “does not want, of course, any trade war,” but European Commission is now considering possible counter measures.

Related: Trump approves, is to sign the bill on increasing sanctions, - White House

As it was reported earlier US sanctions against Russia could hurt German business, according to Zypries. Berlin does not want a trade war with the U.S. due to implementation of new restrictive measures against the Kremlin, according to her.

Related: Mogherini: 5 more countries join EU sanctions against Crimea

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