Russia sanctions to be lifted once Ukraine ceasefire is agreed, says Merkel

2017/8/31 13:47:12

UBO: Ukraine will – quite rightfully – insist that Russia not only agree to a real ceasefire but demonstrate its intentions by the removal of huge volumes of Russian military hardware now implanted in Ukraine sovereign territory.


By Karen Gilchrist@_karengilchrist, for CNBC Aug 29, 2017


Sanctions on Russia will be lifted once Moscow agrees to bring an end to the conflict in Ukraine and no sooner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.


The German leader said that the removal of sanctions would be economically beneficial to both Russia and Germany but insisted that Moscow would have to cease its imposition on Ukraine before these sanctions could be lifted and the advantages felt.


"Ukraine does not have full sovereignty," Merkel told reporters Tuesday at her annual summer news conference in Berlin.


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