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No new EU sanctions on Russia for now: German minister


Devdiscourse News Desk Berlin
Updated: 07-12-2018 19:56 IST
No new EU sanctions on Russia for now: German minister

"At this time I believe it would be wrong to talk about new sanctions because efforts are being made to reduce tensions," he told a briefing after meeting his counterpart in Lisbon. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Germany does not envision EU sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine as long as de-escalation efforts continue, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.

"At this time I believe it would be wrong to talk about new sanctions because efforts are being made to reduce tensions," he told a briefing after meeting his counterpart in Lisbon.

"From the German side, there will be no proposal for new sanctions," he added. "I don't see a consensus in the EU for new sanctions."

(With inputs from agencies.)