Sarkozy: All sanctions should be lifted, but Moscow needs to reach out first

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told RT:“I think it’s time all the sanctions were lifted, so that diplomacy may regain its rightful position, and we can leave behind this Cold War climate that’s in no one’s interest,” Sarkozy told RT on the sidelines of the 20th International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.

Sarkozy advocated for reviewing the political strategy aimed at alienating Russia both economically and militarily. “We need positive shifts in Russian-European relations,” he said, elaborating that a “gradual and reciprocal lifting of sanctions is one of the routes the parties can take to restore cooperation. (AFP)