Co-Chairman of the faction of the Left party in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch

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BERLIN, August 20. /TASS/. Who knows Russia and its history, that can not seriously believe in the effectiveness of sanctions against it. This opinion was expressed by co-Chairman of the faction of the Left party in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch, published on Sunday an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. He answered the questions of the writer Vladimir Kaminer in the series “Stars meet with leading politicians”.

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Barch stressed that the Left party had taken a “differentiated and critical view” about what is happening in Russia events . “What I think is incorrect is the policy of the German government, when it believes that it is possible for something to affect by sanctions, he said. – It is absurd. Anyone familiar with Russia knows that there during the Second world war millions of people were dying of hunger and thirst, can not seriously believe that it is possible to force to kneel the country through these absurd sanctions.”

According to Bartsch, Western sanctions have only led to the fact that the Russians still rely more on the leadership of the country.