The United States will not lift sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by the special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker at a press conference in the framework of the 14th meeting of Yalta European Strategy in Kiev, the correspondent of LIGA.net.
“There should be ceasefire and full implementation of the Minsk agreements”, – said Walker.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the Russian draft UN resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas is not a reason to mitigate the anti-Russian sanctions. She said that the proposals of Russian President Vladimir Putin – “tender shoots” of progress, “which do not give grounds for easing sanctions.”