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France's Le Drian: Too early to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine

Reuters , Monday 9 Sep 2019
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks after a meeting of the Russian-French Security Cooperation Council in Moscow (Reuters)
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 France's foreign minister on Monday welcomed positive moves by Russia and Ukraine in past weeks to ease a crisis between the two countries, including a prisoner swap over the weekend, but said it was premature to lift sanctions against Moscow.

"It's not yet the time to lift sanctions. We are seeing a new state of mind compared to that of the last few years, which we are pleased about," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a joint news conference.

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