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Germany urged to respond to U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

Attempt by Berlin to negotiate with the United States on the "Nord stream — 2" through diplomacy, without the imposition of counter-sanctions leads to surrender of sovereignty to Germany and Europe, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the "Alternative for Germany" in the Bundestag on energy Steffen Cotterêts.

"I am, despite all, was confident that the project will be completed - Russia has always found ways to cope with difficulties. The question is how broad is the support of the German government and the EU. I see problems here. The government and the Chancellor reiterated that they do not want to take counter measures that they want to stay in the negotiations. I believe that a surrender of sovereignty, to immediately begin to threaten counter-measures, for example, refuse to purchase U.S. LNG, the introduction of customs duties and various sanctions. You might think about to take sanctions against the initiators (US sanctions)," said KOTRA.

In Germany, spoke about possible sanctions for the smuggling of weapons in Libya

Possible sanctions for violation of the arms embargo in Libya to be taken by the European Union in the framework of the existing sanctions regime on the Libyan conflict and will be aimed at individuals and businesses involved in the supply of weapons, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

In mid-July, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy said it was ready to consider new sanctions for violation of the arms embargo in Libya.

Germany has prepared a list within cyberbanking mechanism of the EU

The list of Russian citizens and legal entities within cyberbanking mechanism the EU is willing, said at the briefing, the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"We have made a list of Russian citizens and legal entities within cyberbanking instruments of the EU, actively taking further steps within the EU associated with the other 26 member States," said Burger, adding that it is unable to report yet on the interim results of this work.

The German foreign Ministry refused to present information about cyber attacks on the Bundestag

The objectives of the government of Germany is not included the submission of evidence in connection with allegations of the involvement of the Russians to attack on the Bundestag in 2015, said at the briefing, the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"It's not the government's job is to present evidence, it is within the scope of the trial," said Burger, adding that Berlin believes that there is "credible evidence" that the Russians, accused of involvement in the crime, at the time of its Commission was in the service of Russian intelligence services and that he is a member of the hacker group, which is suspected in the attack on the Bundestag in 2015.

In Germany, commented on the elections in Belarus

The German government sadly took note of the decision of the CEC of Belarus to refuse registration in the presidential election to Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo, urges the Belarusian authorities to release all detainees in the country in connection with the events around the presidential campaign, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

On Tuesday evening in different cities of Belarus held an unauthorized mass protest. Their participants were citizens who do not agree with the decision of the Central election Commission of Belarus to refuse registration of candidates for President, the two politicians – Victor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo. Human rights activists reported mass arrests by police officers, mainly in Minsk – more than 190 people. The Belarusian Association of journalists also said the detentions in various cities of the 14 correspondents of local and foreign media, most of them were released without drawing up administrative protocols.

The German foreign Ministry assessed the situation in Libya

Instability in Libya "clearly" has assumed a regional dimension, it is necessary nastojatelnee seek a solution to the conflict, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday, speaking at a military base in the town of Sidi Barrani close to the border with Libya, which Cairo is ready to assist the Libyan tribes in the fight against foreign intervention, training and arming them. The President also said that any direct interference of Egypt in Libya now has the legitimacy under international law. According to him, the "red line" for the advance of troops is the city of Sirte, located about 900 kilometers from the border with Egypt, and the province Dzhufra.

The German foreign Ministry commented on the arrest of Babariko

The German foreign Ministry is concerned about the situation in the election campaign in Belarus after the arrest of presidential candidate Victor Babariko, said at a briefing in Berlin, the representative of the foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"Yesterday we had a conversation the Belarusian foreign Minister with the ambassadors of member States of the EU, the UK and the USA. The subject was the arrest of Victor Babariko. With regard to the position of the German government, then we are concerned to observe the latest escalation in the presidential election in Belarus, arrest of potential presidential candidate Babariko raises numerous questions about the preconditions for free and fair elections in Belarus," said Burger.

The German foreign Ministry called the expansion of US sanctions against Syria are justified

The German foreign Ministry believe justified the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Syria, said at a briefing in Berlin, the representative of the foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

The President of the United States Donald trump signed the law, which became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. It entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organization.

In Germany stressed the necessity of Russia's participation in the settlement in Libya

Russia is one of the countries of the Berlin process on Libya, its participation in the political settlement in the country must, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"Russia is one of the countries-participants of the Berlin process, refers to the group of countries for which we had during the organization of the Berlin process, decided that they must be present at the negotiating table because they have influence in Libya... Therefore, it is important that Russia is connected to all efforts to influence the parties to the conflict not to hamper a political solution," said Burger at a briefing in Berlin.

Maas will visit Israel and Jordan

Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas Wednesday will pay a visit to Israel and Jordan, on the agenda of a middle East settlement, said the representative of the foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"On Wednesday the Minister will go on a trip to Israel and Jordan," said Burger at a briefing on Monday.