Germany and Austria Condemn US Because of Russia

Germany and Austria condemned the US Senate passage of a bill that outlines new sets of sanctions against Russia.

As Sputnik News reports, German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said in a joint statement that the sanctions could undermine the Russian gas delivery to Europe if implemented.

”Since 2014, Europe and the United States have responded to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and Russian actions in eastern Ukraine side by side in close partnership. this was a necessary and right reaction in response to Russia’s behavior … Joint and decisive actions of the European Union and the United States to resolve the crisis in Ukraine is in our common interest. However, we cannot agree with threats of illegal extraterritorial sanctions against European companies which take part in the development of European energy supply,” the statement read.