The Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov called “double accounting” statement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel about wanting to cancel anti-Russian sanctions.
The German head of government touched on the issue of sanctions at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin held in Sochi on may 2. Merkel said that she would like the cancellation of sanction restrictions with the implementation of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine.
According to Pushkov, similar statements comparable to “double accounting”, as parallel to the statements about “the hope that the lifting of sanctions,” Merkel continues to firmly insist on the prolongation of the action limits.
Double-entry bookkeeping. Merkel “trusts for the lifting of sanctions”, but insists on their continuation. NATO “wants to cooperate”, but continues the conflict.
— Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov) may 2, 2017.
Similarly, the attitude has NATO: the Alliance leadership expresses the desire to cooperate with Russia, while in reality, the organization continues the conflict, wrote the Senator in his Twitter.
Also Pushkov noted that neither Putin nor Merkel in Sochi did not deviate from the basic positions on key issues and couldn’t do. But the importance of the fact that negotiations after a long break, the MP believes.