German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted that the established ceasefire regime, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the separation line in the Donbass, as well as the postponement of elections in Donetsk and Luhansk were “shadows of hope” on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
BERLIN, 15 Oct. Angelina Timofeeva. The lifting of sanctions with Russia due to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, said on Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking in the Bundestag.
“Our position in relation to imposed on Russia sanctions associated with the implementation of the Minsk agreement, and such it remains,” he said.
According to the Chancellor of Germany, held September, the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons from the separation line in the Donbass, as well as the postponement of elections in Donetsk and Luhansk were “shadows of hope” on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
“I’m still talking about shade of hope, which now gives us a chance to come to a political settlement,” — said Merkel.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the USA from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy.
The EU should consider the abolition or extension of anti-Russian sanctions in January 2016.
Moscow has repeatedly said that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Moscow urges Kiev to establish a direct dialogue with the proclaimed republics of the Donbas.