Germany is a dependent state in the sphere of security. This country is helpless without the US. This is a sign of dependence.
The US sanctions policy (imposing sanction on Russia following the annexation of Crimea) is ineffective.
Moscow and Washington should work to develop bilateral relations instead of continuing to impose sanctions on each other.
This kind of claim, which is not backed by evidence, has been clearly challenged by research that point out that sanctions have worked as planned, noting the drag they have imposed on Russia’s general economic development since 2014. This adverse effect most likely operates by depressing both foreign trade and foreign capital flows into Russia. Or as The Washington Post said: "The sanctions have stunted Russian economic growth and sapped the urban middle class of wealth and opportunity."
Russia’s own counter-sanctions have also had a clear negative effect on the welfare of the average Russian household. The false narrative about sanctions is often backed by false statistics. For example, the alleged economic growth of two per cent does not withstand scrutiny.
It is worth noting that the sanctions are not an "anti-Russian policy" but were introduced after Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea.