Merkel adviser says ‘far too early’ to discuss easing sanctions against Russia

A top adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Thursday that it is far too early to discuss a lifting of sanctions against Russia for its intervention in Ukraine.

“I think the discussion about lifting of sanctions has come far too early,” foreign policy adviser Christoph Heusgen said at a German Marshall Fund event in Berlin. “We are not anywhere close to having Minsk implemented.”

Based on the current situation in eastern Ukraine, Heusgen added, it was hard to envision a situation where sanctions were not extended for another half year when they expire in July.



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By Sydney Chesterfield on June 2, 2016 · Posted in Politics, Trends

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