Germany’s chancellor shares the position of German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern who criticize new US sanctions against Russia as those might affect European companies, German governmental spokesman Steffen Seibert told a briefing on Friday.

“There is considerable assent to the contents of this statement. The chancellor shares fears listed in the text,” he said, noting that Berlin was annoyed that “the case in hand are sanctions for Russia’s steps but which affect European companies.”

“It is inadmissible,” Seibert emphasized.

In the meantime, German Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Martin Seffer points out that extraterritorial application of US sanctions runs counter to international law.

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