Russia must demonstrate that adheres to its commitments under the Minsk agreements, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking Before the people's deputies of the Bundestag.
"at the European Council in March we came to a consensus about what punishment against Russia will be extended and closely linked with the implementation of the package of the Minsk agreements. Russia must demonstrate that its obligations contained therein, "said Merkel, who is quoted by RIA" Novosti "." Invariably more concerned by the situation in Ukraine. Also Invariably I am deeply convinced, because this conflict can be resolved only politically. Minsk consensus indicate a clear path for decision ", - said Merkel. Before Merkel said that Russia's participation in the G7 summit is now unthinkable. Before that Merkel has included the Russian Federation in the number of global threats. Remember, on 5 may the European Parliament Committee on international relations blessed the draft decision calling for sanctions against Russia in case of failure of the Minsk agreements, and agreed to bring the document to valaisiana Assembly in June. On the same day the Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that the European Union States links the future of sanctions against Russia with the progress of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. In response to this, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, the penalties are not Russia's decision, for this reason, any criteria for lifting them with the EU will not be discussed.