Germany will speak for the extension of sanctions against Russia at the EU summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed this in Bundestag, answering the questions of parliamentarians, TASS reports.
‘We will call a spade a spade. We will speak for the prolongation of the sanctions,’ Merkel said.
She has also expressed concern about the Russian actions.
‘We will reject actual claims (of Russia, - 112.international) in the Sea of Azov,’ the Chancellor added.
Earlier, US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert urged Europe to do more to support Ukraine and fully impose sanctions against Russia. The State Department also said that they condemned the Russian attack on Ukrainian sailors in the Sea of Azov. Donald Trump had intended to meet with Putin in Argentina at the G20 Summit, but decided to cancel the meeting due to the Russian aggression in the Sea of Azov.
The United Kingdom will insist on imposing of the extra package of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to its aggression against Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait. British Prime Minister Theresa May made such statement at G20 summit in Buenos Aires as Reuters reported.
“We have always been at the forefront in the EU of calling for sanctions on Russia in relation to its behavior…We will continue to push for what we consider to be appropriate sanctions on Russia,” she added.