Europe should drop sanctions & reach out to Russia or drive it into China’s embrace – France’s Sarkozy

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Europe should reach out to Russia and abandon “counterproductive” economic sanctions – or risk seeing it drifting further towards China, former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy has warned, in a candid interview. Alienating Russia brings nothing but harm to European interests, Sarkozy told France’s Point media outlet. “Europe and Russia must work together in an atmosphere of trust,” he said, adding that “sanctions are counterproductive.” Commenting on the latest batch of American sanctions targeting Russian debt bonds, Sarkozy suggested that “the worst” is yet to come as the US Congress plans “to asphyxiate 140 million Russians by depriving Russian banks of access to international funding.”

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