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Germany to advocate for extension of anti-Russian sanctions, - Merkel

It is noted that the Russian Federation does not fulfill Minsk Agreements
16:40, 1 November 2018

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Kyiv on November 1
Presidential Administration press office

Germany will advocate for the extension of the sanctions against Russia. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany made such a statement during the briefing in Kyiv as 112 Ukraine reported.

"We will also talk about the connection of the sanctions with a particular state. If there is some progress then we can soften the sanctions. Unfortunately, the Minsk Agreements are not observed, if something takes place, it means only some millimeter forward, and there is a step back from time to time. Germany will stand for the extension of these sanctions," Merkel noted.

Related: Russia imposes sanctions against 68 Ukrainian companies, 322 citizens
 

In June 2018, the European Council has prolonged the sanctions against Russia for the illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea.

Moreover, Montenegro, Albania, Norway and Ukraine announced an intention to reconcile their national policy with the prolongation of the anti-Russian sanctions.

Related: U.S. State Department to impose new anti-Russian sanctions

Later the European Union has officially prolonged individual sanctions against Russians and legal entities involved in the actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

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