` Swiss SDP Christian Levrat is confident `Bern ‘ will refrain from any form of ` Sanctions ‘ against Russia ‘

#AceFinanceNews – GENEVA – March 23 – President of the Swish Social Democratic Party Christian Levrat is confident Bern should refrain from imposing sanctions against Russia as a response to its re-unification with Crimea.

This step would sharply narrow mediation opportunities of the Swiss Confederation, Levrat said in an interview with the Swish German-language daily Neue Z·rcher Zeitung that was published on Sunday.

“Switzerland’s role differs from the roles of the European Union and the Unites States,” he said. “Switzerland comes forward as a mediator which implies that it should refrain from joining the sanctions of other countries though their reaction is quite understandable.”

Switzerland chairs the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe /OSCE/ this year, the politician said dubbing it the world’s most neutral organisation and an ideal platform for settling disputes between the East and the West.

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