Steinmeier: ‘A cease-fire now would mean Russia would keep the territories it has occupied’

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has condemned Russia’s recent attacks on civilians and on gas and electricity supplies in Ukraine.

The former German foreign minister does not see the time for talks about a possible cease-fire yet: “It is also reckless to suggest a cease-fire now, because to establish a cease-fire at this point in time would essentially condone all of the injustice that has already taken place.” He added it is too early to talk about security guarantees for Ukraine.

Steinmeier also commented on the demonstrations in many Chinese cities and on his upcoming trip to North Macedonia and Albania.”