Politicians presented their point of view in a joint interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Kubikki said that he was aware of at least three companies that “went bankrupt because of the sanctions, because they relied on business in Russia”. According to him, no restrictive measures can stop a country like the Russian Federation.
What we need now is again in the channels for dialogue,he noted.
Both politicians are convinced that the problem around Crimea, “should be frozen, that is, first put aside and talk (with the Russian Federation) about joint interests.” At the same time, the reunification of the Crimea with the Russian Federation is, in Kubikki's opinion, “a violation of international law”.
In turn, Gauland said that AdG "from the very beginning opposed these sanctions."
Whether what happened in the Crimea was a violation of international law or not, there are a lot of controversies about this. We consider this to be due to an erroneous policy that was conducted after 1989he noticed.
Gauland pointed out that the West did not attract Russia to "build a new world order, but considered it as an adversary."
This led to the fact that Russia returned to what it always did - began to pursue a policy peculiar to a world power,he rocks.
According to him, “it is in the interests of Germany to have a partnership with the Russian Federation, and AdG stands for it.”
Recall that the EU imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation in 2014 year in connection with the events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.