Merkel: Immediate progress in Minsk Agreements implementation is needed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Angela Merkel acknowledged lack of progress in implementation of the Minsk Agreements
14:18, 23 August 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the issue of the implementation of the Minsk agreement needs immediate progress.

Related: Putin: Ukraine made diversion in Crimea not to carry out Minsk Agreements

She said this in an interview with the newspaper Rhein-Nektar Zeitung, DW reports.

"Minsk Agreements remain the basis for our ongoing efforts. They are recognized by all the parties, they do that in order to prevent even greater bloodshed, but it is also true that we urgently need progress in their fulfillment", said the Chancellor, adding that she will work towards peace in Ukraine within the framework of "Normandy format".

Earlier, Merkel stated she sees no reason to lift sanctions against Russia because Moscow has not fulfilled all its obligations under the Minsk Agreements.

Related: Hollande urges to implement Minsk agreements as soon as possible

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