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Germany invites Russian minister on EU sanctions list to G20 meeting

Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev, who is on a European Union list of Russians banned from entering the bloc, will next week attend a meeting in Berlin with his G20 counterparts at Germany’s invitation.European Union leaders last July extended economic sanctions against Russia first imposed in 2014 after it annexed Crimea and went on to support a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. The EU last year also extended travel bans and asset freezes covering about 150 people and 37 entities, including Tkachev.A spokeswoman for the German ministry of agriculture played down the significance of the invitation by Germany, which in …read more

Source: Antigua Observer

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