Merkel put forward a condition for lifting sanctions on Russia

For the lifting of sanctions the European countries with Moscow while there is no reason. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a forum organized by the Foundation named after Konrad Adenauer, reports TASS.

Only if there is progress in the achievement of the Minsk agreements in the Donbass, we can talk about lifting the restrictions, said Merkel.

She expressed hope that the presidency of Germany in the EU “will provide an opportunity for a new impulse in relations with Russia.” To cooperate with Russia, for example, on the situation in Syria and Libya, the economy, health and the environment, stated Merkel.

Recall,the EU and Ukraine and the United States first imposed economic sanctions against Moscow in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea to Russia and the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass.

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