German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their commitment to the idea of the movement of Russia to a gradual rapprochement with Europe, including the creation of a common economic zone. She stated this at the Congress of the party “Christian democratic Union”, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine.
“I’m for that Russia is gradually, step by step closer to the European economic space, so that ultimately we have a common economic zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” — said Merkel.
Merely repeated his thesis about the readiness “to put an immediate end to the sanctions against Russia” after Moscow Minsk agreements. She said that the EU cannot compromise its principles on the background of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.”
In the opinion of the Federal Chancellor, in the East of Ukraine, the civil war continues, supported by Russia. For this reason, said Merkel and sanctions were imposed.