In an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel hopes US fixes its mistakes in relations with Russia. “It would be good if the new US administration had a new start with Russia and sought new contacts, new negotiations,” Gabriel said.
“Without Russia, we can’t overcome conflicts in Syria, Libya, Ukraine and elsewhere. Barack Obama’s attempt to humiliate Russia was a big mistake. I still hope that Washington will correct this mistake. At the moment, however, Washington and Moscow seem to be turning away from each other,” the diplomat added.
Also European Commission President Juncker previously said that “Russia is not, as President Obama said, ‘a regional power.’ This was a big error in assessment.”
(Translation TASS News Agency)