Germany and France will not lift sanctions against Russia until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented. As informs «5 channel», said French President Francois Hollande during a speech in the European Parliament.
He recalled the summit «channel four», which was held last week and noted that it resulted in the postponement of the elections by separatists fake.
«It shows that the Minsk process can continue. And I hope for a quick diversion of arms and heavy artillery — the war will end and peace will be restored. In Ukraine, we responded to a flagrant violation of international law and trying to prevent war at the gates of our continent, has shown the unity — imposed sanctions. Were a legitimate debate about their effectiveness and duration. Germany and France committed to this process in the process of implementation of the Minsk agreements «, — said Francois Hollande.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in turn, noted that the EU, in its joint security policy for the prevention and cessation of conflict must act decisively.
«Germany and France have helped to negotiate to find a solution to the conflict in Ukraine, and Europe were able to coordinate their actions. We must impose sanctions together and can’t afford to have our principles have been copied by Russia,» stressed Angela Merkel.
We will remind, on 7 October, assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland said that the sanctions against the Crimea will be in effect until the Peninsula will return to Ukraine.
Germany and France will not lift sanctions against Russia until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented 08.10.2015