Merkel: EU may lift sanctions against Russia after the restoration of Ukrainian control over its border

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Congress of his party «Christian democratic Union said that European Union sanctions against Russia will be lifted only after Ukraine will resume control over its border. About it reports «the 5th channel» with reference to the Frankfurter Allgemeine.

«If that happens, we can immediately stop the sanctions», — said the Chancellor.

She also called the Russian aggression in the East, «civil war with the support of Russia».

«I am convinced that Russia is gradually, step by step moving towards a common European economic zone from Vladivostok to Lisbon,» said Merkel.

We will note, at the end of April, the lower house of French Parliament – the national Assembly – adopted a resolution on cancellation of sanctions against Russia. Also on 8 June in the higher chamber, the French Senate will debate on the resolution on cancellation of sanctions against Russia, which offer French to remove Pro-Kremlin deputies.

In addition, on may 18 the regional Council of the North-Eastern Italian region Veneto adopted a resolution in which demanded to cancel the EU sanctions against Russia and recognize the Russian-occupied Crimea Russian.

May 15, German foreign Minister Steinmeier said that the European Union has increased resistance to extension of sanctions against Russia.

May 20, the Supreme representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini stated that the EU in the coming weeks will discuss the question of the extension of sectoral sanctions against Russia.

The US and EU have repeatedly stated that the validity of economic sanctions against Russia is linked to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.




Merkel: EU may lift sanctions against Russia after the restoration of Ukrainian control over its border 04.06.2016

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