GERMAN GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN MILITARY CRIMES AND STRONGER SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

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The German government is demanding an investigation into the crimes of the Russian army and tougher sanctions against the Russian Federation, reports DW. “We must investigate these crimes of the Russian military with all seriousness,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday after evidence of war crimes committed by Russian invaders in the kyiv region emerged. He noted that “criminals and those who gave them orders must be consistently held accountable.” Scholz also appealed to Moscow to “finally accept a ceasefire and end hostilities”. At the same time, the German cabinet is calling for tougher sanctions against the Russian Federation. “(…) We are going to toughen the sanctions against Russia and support Ukraine even more strongly in its defense,” tweeted German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock. The head of the Ministry of Economy and Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Robert Habek, also supports the tightening of sanctions against the Russian Federation. “This terrible war crime cannot go unanswered (the crimes of the Russian army in the Kyiv region – IF),” he said in an interview with German publication Bild. He also noted that “increased punitive measures against Russia are already being developed” with EU partners.

RUSSIA, RUSSIAN MILITARY, SANCTIONS

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