Merkel will suggest EU to tighten sanctions against Russia

BERLIN, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti, angelina Timofeeva. German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to be in the EU for tougher sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in Syria, said the influential German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, citing the entourage of the head of government.

The topic should be raised at the EU summit on October 20-21.

We are talking about sanctions in the areas of aircraft construction and military-industrial complex, the newspaper said.

Despite the fact that to advocate for tougher sanctions on behalf of the coalition government of Germany, which includes the Social democratic party, difficult, especially at the European level, “the discontent against the Russian accumulated”, the newspaper writes, citing its source.

President Barack Obama promised Merkel the “harsh reaction” against Moscow if the new sanctions will be supported by the Europeans, writes the FAZ.