The issue of sanctions will not be decided until June, in March only possible political discussion, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the German capital at the last press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"We will discuss at the summit of the European Council on 19-20 March - ed.) the Question about what will happen if it (the Minsk agreement) will not be performed, But this does not mean that We are willing to have an impact. The story is about gross violations, the word "Mariupol" was uttered many times in this regard will decide on new sanctions. But as long as the story is about a political obgovarivaya. We can imagine that the Minsk agreements will be fully implemented, " said the Chancellor.
Merkel said that the theme of punishment And the Minsk agreements related: "at the present time, in March, will not be made legal decisions (Question) will be discussed politically. I have a dream, a decision will be made, which I currently cannot predict. And only in June, when it will be adopted legal solutions, it will be possible to return (to this issue), " said Merkel.
She added that questions about the annexation of the Crimea were beyond the Minsk agreements.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France And Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons And the development of the security zone.