March 23, 2018 / 12:57 AM / in 7 months

Merkel raises prospect of further steps against Russia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday raised the prospect of further punitive measures against Russia in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, saying the European Union would strive to act together on the matter.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to media as she arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

“We are determined to react together, with the language we used here, but also possibly through additional measures,” Merkel said at the end of the first day of an EU summit.

Reporting by Noah Barkin and Andreas Rinke

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