The interview is part of Lamby’s book, which delves into the German government’s response to the war. Image: Efrem Lukatsky/AP/picture alliance
The disappointment expressed by Germany’s foreign minister comes as the Russian economy continues to grow despite the economic sanctions imposed by West.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that Western sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine were not having an “economic impact,” in a book interview published Thursday.
“Economic sanctions should have an economic impact. But that is not the case. Because the logic of democracies does not work in autocracies.” Baerbock told journalist Stephan Lamby in an interview for his new book.
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Update #1: The sanctions against Russia aren’t working, says the foreign minister of Germany (Business Insider)
Update #2: Germany upset over weak Russia sanctions impact (AFP)
WNU Editor: The German foreign minister avoids admitting that Russian sanctions have seriously damaged Germany’s economy.