27 October 2020,   16:31
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"A number of countries, because they are neighbors of Russia, are not able to develop their sovereignty" - Angela Merkel on Georgia and Ukraine

"Germany can not close its eyes on Russia"s actions in Georgia, Ukraine and other countries," Chancellor of Germany said that there are a number of states that do not have the opportunity to develop developing in the way they want because their neighbor is Russia. As an example Angela Merkel named Georgia"s occupied territories.

"We have to impose sanctions against Russia to show that the countries, even if they are close to Russian borders, have the right to develop independently. This is the basis of international law. I am often asked whether there is a rapprochement with Russia. I also want to do that, but we must keep an eye on the fact that the incident in the Kerchi Strait did not happen again.
"If you look at the Russian Neighborhood, Georgia has South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Moldova - Transnistria, Azerbaijan and Armenia - Nagorno Karabakh, Ukraine - Eastern regions, ie there are a number of states that do not have the opportunity to develop as they want and we are in Germany We can not close our eyes , "says Angela Merkel.

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