German foreign ministry concerned over freedom of press in Ukraine

Germany’s Foreign Ministry was concerned to learn about Ukraine introducing sanctions against Russian companies, Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer said at a briefing on Wednesday, reports TASS.

"We were concerned to learn about the new sanctions introduced by the Ukrainian president, government and the National Security and Defense Council," said Schaefer.

"Many things related to the media make us think about freedom of the press," he added.

German Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert, in turn, said that this issue would be discussed at the upcoming meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko, scheduled to be held in Germany on May 20.

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