German Chancellor Angela Merkel has good reasons for continuing dialogue with Russia, despite the "methods of destabilization" on the part of Moscow. The head of the German government said this in an interview with six European newspapers, according to Deutsche Welle.
“The murder in the Tiergarten park in Berlin is obviously a serious incident for which the trial is currently being investigated. In any case, we acknowledge that hybrid warfare and methods of destabilization are a model of behavior on the part of Russia,” Merkel noted.
At the same time, the German chancellor told about "good reasons for dialogue" with Russia.
“In countries such as Syria and Libya, which lie in close proximity to Europe, Russia's strategic influence is great. Therefore, I will continue to seek cooperation,” the head of the German government emphasized.
It was reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel does not exclude the possibility of her government imposing sanctions against the Russian Federation in connection with the murder in Berlin of a Chechen field commander, Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili.
As we reported, on August 23, 2019, in Berlin, the former field commander of the Second Chechen War Zelimkhan Khangoshvili was killed. Earlier, Russia put him on the wanted list, accusing of terrorism. Khangoshvili left for Germany after another assassination attempt was committed in Georgia in 2015. The alleged killer, a Russian citizen, was detained in Berlin on the same day.
Following several months of investigations, the German chief prosecutor decided that the Kremlin had ordered the murder in Berlin.