New German foreign minister criticizes Russian response to chemical attack


BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s new foreign minister, Heiko Maas, criticized Russia on Wednesday over its stance towards a nerve agent attack in England for which the British government has blamed Moscow and he said it could not go unpunished.

In his first speech as foreign minister shortly after taking up the post in Germany’s new coalition government, Maas also criticized Russia’s behavior in Ukraine but said he still hoped to improve relations with Moscow through dialogue. Read more.