Merkel: I am very interested in ending sanctions against Russia

Меркель: Я крайне заинтересована в прекращении санкций против России

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she is very interested in lifting sanctions against Russia, which were imposed for the occupation of part of the Donbass and annexation of Crimea. She said this at a campaign event of the Christian democratic party in Schwerin, writes Deutsche Welle.

However, she stressed that despite the mutual benefit from the lifting of sanctions, to do this the West will not be until the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

“I am extremely interested in ending the sanctions. In a time when we will achieve progress in implementing the Minsk agreements, sanctions will be weakened,” – said the German Chancellor.

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The publication writes that Merkel was stunned when the first Russian tank crossed the Ukrainian border”.

“Today we are not talking about the same tank, but about very, very many tanks,” said the Chancellor of Germany.

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