German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to advocate for tougher sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Syria, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. A source in the entourage of the head of government said that the subject matter would be raised at the EU summit on October 20-21.
According to the source, to advocate for tougher sanctions on behalf of the coalition government of Germany is difficult, especially at the European level, however, the “discontent against the Russian got.”
He added that we are talking about sanctions in the areas of aircraft construction and military-industrial complex. President Barack Obama allegedly already Merkel promised support in the event of a tough response from Moscow.
That Germany is considering the introduction of additional EU sanctions against Russia in response to its actions in Syria, became known in early October. Then it was reported by the American newspaper the Wall Street Journal.
Source WSJ noted that with additional sanctions in Germany, I hope to force Russia to change course in Syria. The WSJ believes that there are the first signs that Europe is disappointed with Russia’s actions in Syria and are fearful of worsening the crisis with the refugees, maybe in the coming weeks to take a tougher line against Russia.