November 29, 2018 / 7:06 AM / 18 days ago

Russian gas pipeline and Ukraine crisis are separate issues-Germany

BERLIN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Germany’s economy minister dismissed on Thursday suggestions that his country’s commitment to a pipeline - that will allow Russia to bypass Ukraine in pumping gas to Europe - undermines efforts to a de-escalate a crisis between the two neighbours.

“Those are two separate questions,” Peter Altmaier told the ARD public broadcaster. He urged Russia to release the crew of Ukrainian vessels it seized during a stand-off in the Kerch Strait. (Reporting by Gernot Heller Writing by Joseph Nasr Editing by Darren Schuettler)

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