MOSCOW, January 21. The implementation of the Minsk agreements Ukrainian settlement in no way linked to the issue of sanctions against Russia. This was stated by President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of the President of France that after the implementation of the agreements will be possible to speak about lifting the sanctions.
Hollande: sanctions against Russia may be withdrawn after the holding of legitimate elections in the Donbass
“The responsibilities of all relevant parties clearly and in definite sequence recorded in the Minsk agreements,” he said. “Their implementation is unlikely has to do with the sanctions,” – said Peskov.
Earlier today, Hollande said that the Minsk agreements are the only way to resolve the conflict in the East of Ukraine and should be fully implemented. According to him, the Ukrainian side should be taken of the constitutional reform, while Russia should exert pressure so that in the East of Ukraine were held the elections is undeniable. “Then we can move on to the final stage – the restoration of the border between Russia and Ukraine and the lifting of European sanctions against Russia”,- said the President of France.