Germany sees no need to ease Russia sanctions despite minister's concerns

December 22, 2014 12:14 PM

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Germany sees no need to ease Russia sanctions despite minister's concerns

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany sees no reason to think about changes to the EU's sanctions regime against Moscow at the moment, a government spokeswoman said, after the foreign minister expressed concern that Russia could be destabilized if sanctions were not eased.

The spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz told a news conference that the expiry of sanctions next year provided a "natural point in time" to debate whether they should continue and in what form.

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