6/18, 9:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Constant pressure on Russia is necessary - Le Drian

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (pictured) asserted on Friday that maintaining "constant pressure" on Russia is necessary in order to prevent Moscow's "drift towards authoritarianism."

In an interview with BFM TV, Le Drian advocated a firm stance in regard to sanctions against Russia, whenever the country uses "provocation or intimidation" as a part of its foreign policy.

Meanwhile, he also underlined that Russia is in Europe, and pointed out that maintaining a dialogue with Moscow is necessary, regardless of how "difficult" of a neighbor it is.

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