Foreign Minister wants to maintain the dialogue with Moscow

Wall of the Kremlin in Moscow, over dts
Wall of the Kremlin in Moscow, over dts
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) wants to maintain the dialogue with Moscow even after the imposition of new EU sanctions against Russia and the threat of counter-sanctions.

“We are sitting at the same table with the Russians in the UN Security Council, in the Berlin Libya Process and also on the Ukraine issue. All these rounds are about solutions to end wars, ”said the SPD politician to the“ editorial network Germany ”(Saturday editions).

There are positive developments with regard to Ukraine and Libya. "There can be no end to the dialogue with Moscow," said Maas, adding: "Too many people in the world depend on the international community to end these conflicts in dialogue with the Russians." “Nobody could be interested” in a new Ice Age in German-Russian relations. The poisoning of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny represented a serious breach of international law and therefore required a quick, clear European response. "Unfortunately, we in Germany also have other conflict issues with Moscow such as the zoo murder and the hacking attack on the Bundestag," said Maas. "Our relationship with Russia remains complicated," said the minister.