ALL PHOTOS the Head of the German-Russian group in the Bundestag, a Deputy from the party “Alternative for Germany” Robbie Slund said about the need to completely remove the “absurd” in a pandemic coronavirus sanctions against Russia.
Deutscher Bundestag According to the Deputy, On March 25 Minister of health of Germany Jens span stated the need for solidarity and mutual support at the international level in the context of pandemic coronavirus. “So, he actually called absurd sanctions against Russia,” – said Slund
Stephan Baumann / commons.wikimedia.org Bundestag Deputy, member of the Committee on foreign relations Anton Friesen also said that the rejection of sanctions against Russia should be a programmatic solution to support the German economy during the pandemic coronavirus
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the Head of the German-Russian group in the Bundestag, a Deputy from the party “Alternative for Germany” Robbie Slund said about the need to completely remove the “absurd” in a pandemic coronavirus sanctions against Russia. According to him, they contradict the declarations of the German government on solidarity and reciprocity, are needed to combat COVID-19, reports RIA “Novosti”.
According to MP, 25 March the head of Ministry of health of Germany Jens span stated the need for solidarity and mutual support at the international level in the context of pandemic coronavirus. “So, he actually called absurd sanctions against Russia”, – said Slund, adding that calls on the German government “to immediately repeal the sanctions against Russia amid the crisis in the interests of the people.”
According to the MP, sanctions are contrary to the idea of cooperation and solidarity with the coronavirus, so sanctions against Russia should be “removed completely”. It would be a “gesture of humanity and contribution to understanding between Nations” and “a step forward in supporting the economy of Germany and Russia after the pandemic.”
member of the Bundestag, member of the Committee on foreign relations Anton Friesen also said that the rejection of sanctions against Russia should be a programmatic solution to support the German economy during the pandemic coronavirus. German political scientist Alexander Rahr said that the German government can join the calls by German opposition on lifting sanctions against Russia, if the real impact of the pandemic of the coronavirus in the German economy will be quite significant.
In turn, Deputy of state Duma Ruslan Balbec called common appeal to the Germanallege. According to him, the threat of a pandemic have shown that there is no collective Euro-Atlantic solidarity, therefore, each country has the right to withdraw from the sanctions. “As history shows, the world has always United and forget some skirmishes, if there was one big external threat”, – quotes the Balbec RT.
Earlier, UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, has called leaders “the Big twenty” to the lifting of sanctions that prevent the delivery of food and medical aid to various countries. “It’s time for solidarity, not isolation,” – said the Secretary General, quoted by “Interfax”.
He also urged G20 leaders “to remove restrictions on cross-border trade that affect the delivery of medical equipment, medicines and other necessities to fight the epidemic.”
in addition, Guterres stressed that the fight against the pandemic plan is needed “wartime.” “COVID-19 needs to be answered, the like of which was not there before, plan “war” in times of humanitarian crisis. The leadership of the “Big twenty” is a unique opportunity to step forward with a powerful package of measures to address the various threats associated with coronavirus”, – reads the statement of the UN Secretary General. According to him, “it would demonstrate solidarity with the peoples of the world, especially the most vulnerable.”
Guterres also urged G20 leaders “to create a clearly defined response mechanism under the auspices of the world health organization for the joint containment” of coronavirus. “Such a mechanism will contribute to strengthening the global response and will provide countries with more opportunities to stop the spread of the virus,” he said. In addition, this mechanism will help to expand scientific cooperation between countries in the search for vaccines and methods of therapeutic treatment.
According to the head of the UN, the country “needs to minimize the socio-economiccal COVID effects 19 for all and promote early recovery everywhere.” “By the end of this year, the cost of this pandemic is likely to be valued in the trillions of dollars. The response of the G20 leaders must be decisive and proportionate,” said Guterres.
March 23, UN Secretary-General called for an immediate widespread cessation of hostilities, urging the world to focus on the pandemic coronavirus. “The virus affects all, irrespective of ethnic or group affiliation, nationality or religion. He ruthlessly beats all. Should put an end to the disease of war and to fight the disease, which is raging in our world,” said Guterres.
on the Eve of the G20 countries held a summit during which he announced his intention to pour more than $5 trillion into the world economy “through targeted fiscal policies, economic measures and guarantee schemes to combat social, economic and financial consequences of a pandemic”.
in addition, States the “group of twenty” will coordinate measures in the economic sphere, taken to counter the effects of the pandemic coronavirus, and “use all available policy instruments to minimize the economic and social impact of the pandemic, to restore global growth, support the stability of the market”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed for the period of the pandemic coronavirus to impose a moratorium on sanctions in respect of goods of the first necessity. According to him, the G20 countries need a common plan to support economies, to stabilize the situation and restore confidence in global markets in the spread of the coronavirus. A major role in raising global demand to play the national economy.
in addition, the President of the Russian Federation proposed to establish under the auspices of the International monetary Fund (IMF), the special Fund that will be financed by the Central banks and will go to the provision of borrowing at a zero rate to implement measures for combating coronavirus.