Berlin has never given cause for speculation on the issue of lifting the sanctions against Russia - they do not have the opportunity to be filmed, until not eliminate the reasons of their introduction, told reporters Tuesday in Berlin on mutual press conference with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves head of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert.
The Estonian head Monday is on a state visit to Germany, he has held dialogues with President of Germany Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel, foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The main topics were the issues of European security and the development of bilateral economic relations.
"We have never given occasion for speculations on the subject of lifting the sanctions, not getting rid of the reasons why they arise. This is an important point on which We have strong support from Estonia and other Baltic countries. Poland. This is very important. But we ought not only to share the same ground, But also to detect a single line on these challenges, " said the head of the lower house of the German Parliament.
According to Lammert, today it is impossible to assert that the implementation of the Minsk agreements is " seriously "." we must follow the provisions of the contract. This is the basis of our current policy toward Russia and Ukraine, " said Lammert.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news