Or at least that is what German Minister for Economics Brigitte Zypries (SPD) has to say about the planned sanctions against Russia, a country that would never even think about breaking international law. They just do it.
The new bill would entail sanctions for German and European firms which cooperate with Russia, you see. And Germany is the most international nation there could ever, ever, ever be, hence the international law bit.
And like how could both houses of the US-Amerikan Congress pass such an awful thing, she wonders. Without our permission. That is totally undemocratic.
This could mean war or something, people. Germany’s international welfare is at stake.
“Of course we don’t want a trade war. But it is important the European Commission now looks into countermeasures.”