Merkel says sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

NNA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday sanctions against Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine would have to be extended because of a lack of progress in implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement.

“It will be necessary to extend the sanctions against Russia again – although we would have wished for better progress in the implementation of this process,” Merkel told reporters before talks with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin. —Reuters