Luxembourg’s Asselborn against Russia sanctions

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn sees no point in sanctions against Russia, despite the noticeable estrangement between Russia and the West ahead of the meeting of EU foreign ministers on the ceasefire in Syria.

Russia continues to play an active role in the Syrian civil war. The Kremlin confirmed on Sunday to have moved air defences in the Syrian war zones.

In the debate about possible new EU sanctions against Russia, Asselborn has told the “Tagesspiegel” that he doesn’t understand what sanctions would do to help establish a permanent ceasefire in Syria.