Angelina Timofeeva. Cancellation penalties depend on the behavior of the capital of Russia in the Syrian conflict, it is connected only with the implementation of the Minsk agreements, said Wednesday in an interview, the Commissioner of the German government for intersocietal cooperation with Russia Gernot Erler.
"For the West it is clear that the issue of sanctions is decisive is not constructive behavior of Russia in the conflict, For example, the Middle East, and the behavior with respect to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. And there are still some outstanding items. The message to Moscow: removal of penalties that are currently in force until January next year, can occur in the case of clear And credible implementation of Russia's obligations, taken on their own shoulders under the agreement concluded on February 12 Minsk agreement, " said Erler.
according to his statement, established from 1 September, the ceasefire regime in the Donbas, which largely come to pass, " inspires hope And courage "." Moreover, the political process has already begun, "said Erler, adding that the development of these initiatives" was possible because the Russian side in recent weeks has strongly increased the interest in de-escalation ".
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR AND DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began almost 7, 9 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.
at the meeting of the contact group, which took place on 26 August in Minsk, the parties to the conflict agreed on the need to achieve a ceasefire in the Donbass from 1 September.