Saturday

3rd Dec 2016

Ticker

Merkel defends EU sanctions on Russia

Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published Friday by German media group RedaktionsNetzwerks Deutschland that the EU should uphold sanctions on Russia because it had not fulfilled the Minsk ceasefire accord in Ukraine. "This [the accord] is and remains the yardstick for the future of the sanctions," she said. The EU measures expire at the end of January unless they are extended by a consensus of 28 states.

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