Wednesday

18th Jan 2017

Ticker

Johnson: UK committed to EU foreign policy, Russia sanctions

New British foreign minister Boris Johnson told journalists in Bratislava on Friday he and British PM Theresa May remained "absolutely committed to participation in European foreign policy". He added, ahead of his first foreign ministers' 'Gymnich' meeting, that the EU should maintain pressure on Russia until it fulfils the Minsk ceasefire accord in Ukraine. He said post-coup Turkey was going through a "very tough time", but called for proportionate reactions.

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