- Title: Germany says no proposals for sanctions against Russia over Syria
- Date: 5th October 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (OCTOBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SENIOR OFFICIALS FROM GROUP OF WESTERN COUNTRIES ARRIVING AT GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTRY TO DISCUSS CRISIS IN SYRIA ITALIAN, GERMAN AND BRITISH FLAGS ON TABLE OFFICIALS WALKING INTO ROOM PAN ACROSS MEETING ROOM WITH OFFICIALS SEATED VARIOUS OF OFFICIALS SEATED AHEAD OF MEETING
- Embargoed: 20th October 2016 17:39
- Keywords: Syria Russia Germany sanctions
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
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- Story Text: There are no international proposals to impose sanctions on Russia over its role in Syria, a spokesman for Germany's foreign ministry said on Wednesday (October 5), shortly before officials from a group of Western countries arrived for a meeting in Berlin to discuss the crisis.
Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Germany take part in the talks in order to try to find ways to stem the conflict in Syria.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will meet United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura later on Wednesday, the ministry said.
"The discussions will focus on the question of how to improve the humanitarian situation" in Syria, the ministry statement said.
The United States on Monday (October 3) broke off talks with Russia about implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under a Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities.
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