Political pressure on Russia over its involvement in Syria should be ratcheted up, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Friday after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Maas was speaking a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out German participation in a potential military strike against Syria. However, Merkel said the full spectrum of measures should be considered.
“We are maintaining the political pressure on Russia and we would like to further increase it,” Maas said. “Getting Russia to change its behavior is a precondition for solving the conflict in Syria.”
He also said that as well as the country’s influence …read more
Source: European Voice