Merkel: Sanctions against Russia will not end by themselves

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that sanctions imposed against Russia “will not end by themselves.”

According to Reuters, she stated that implementing the Minsk Agreements is the key to lifting the sanctions.

The EU imposed economic sanctions against Russia in July 2014 due to the crisis in Ukraine. In response, Russia banned the import of a number of products from the EU. The European Union tied these sanctions to the Minsk Agreements. According to the EU, the terms of the Minsk Agreements have not been implemented. Moreover, the EU sanctions against Crimea, imposed after the annexation of the peninsula, remain in force.

  Germany, Merkel, Russia, Sanctions