There is hardly any progress in Minsk agreements implementation, so no reason to discuss lifting sanctions against Russia. This was stated by the Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel, reports Deutsche Welle.
“There were no steps forward, thus we are not in the position to lift sanctions despite the fact that perhaps, anybody in Europe would like to improve relations with Russia,” Foreign Minister said.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and newly elected president of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed in detail a new escalation of Russian aggression in the Donbas during a telephone conversation on March 1.
Earlier it was reported that Poroshenko will meet with US Vice President Pence in Germany. Ukrainian President will participate in the 53rd Munich Conference on Security.