Tatyana Firsova. Punishment of the EU towards Russia will be lifted, will be made when the provisions of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, said Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview to a TV channel on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
"We have always said that there is a relationship between the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the extension of sentences with the possibility of withdrawing them. This means that if Minsk will be implemented, the penalties imposed in connection with Lugansk and Donetsk and shelling of the plane MH17 will be removed ", - said Merkel.
This means, she explained that the penalties are able to be removed only when it will not be a prerequisite for them." When she first said that the resolution of the situation depends not only on the actions of Russia.
"We have a chance, if efforts will be made. Not completely placed in the hands of Russia, but, of course, and Ukraine ", - said Merkel.
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