Successor Steinmeier said about binding sanctions to success of the Minsk process

The main condition for the lifting of the EU sanctions against Russia is the success rate of ili settlement in the East of Ukraine according to the Minsk agreement, said the new foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel.

“We in Germany and France stand on a clear position on sanctions. We want the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements. And this is the only condition for the lifting of sanctions,” Reuters quoted Gabriel.