Vice-Chancellor of Germany Sigmar Gabriel advocated the rapprochement between Russia and Germany, noting that in the case of performing the essential items of the Minsk agreements should consider the start of the lifting of sanctions With Russia, reports the print edition.
"it would be possible, I think, also think about the start of the lifting of sanctions, if significant parts of the Minsk Protocol will be fulfilled," - said the politician.
the head of the Ministry of economy and energy of Germany, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel From 28 to 29 October, is a visit to the Russian Federation. On Wednesday at a meeting With the head of state Vladimir Putin, German head of the Ministry said that, according to his personal vision, it is necessary " to look for fresh avenues on the restoration of cooperation, the most between Germany and Russia." Thus, according to his statement, it is now Very important to do everything to implement the Minsk agreements.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process takes place in 2 stages (first, Lugansk, then Donetsk region).
Militia LNR told about the fifteen of October, the completion of the first phase of the diversion of arms a caliber of less than 100 millimeters, the Ukrainian Military said it has completed the 1st phase of allotment October 16. In the DPR on 22 October told that the Republic has completed the withdrawal of tanks from the line of contact from Donetsk to Gorlovka. The OSCE has recorded the fact of withdrawal. Ukrainian security forces also completed the allotment of tanks in Donetsk region and started to withdraw artillery.