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    Slightly over 70 percent of Germans oppose keeping the entire bulk of EU sanctions on Russia in place, a poll published in the fresh issue of the Internationale Politik (IP) magazine has found.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The survey by Germany’s leading pollster Forsa revealed that 36 percent of those questioned supported limited sanctions against Russia, while 35 percent said they should be entirely scrapped. Only 18 percent said EU should keep sanctions pressure on Russia.

    The opinion poll was conducted on April 11-12 and published in IP’s May-June edition. Over 1,000 people were sampled.

    Relations between Russia and Europe soured after the start of the Ukraine crisis in early 2014. Brussels accused Moscow of meddling in the Ukrainian domestic affairs and imposed several rounds of sanctions on it. Russia denied the claim and introduced a ban on EU food imports.

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