German Foreign Minister calls for gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia
On August 27, while answering questions from citizens on the government’s open day, German Foreign Minister Zigmar Gabriel stated that he continues to advocate a gradual lifting of sanctions on Russia as it fulfills the Minsk agreements, Ukrinform reports.
This is not the first time that Gabriel suggested that sanctions against Russia should be lifted gradually, without waiting for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. “If sanctions were gradually introduced, why can they not be lifted gradually if Russia does certain things?” he said.
Gabriel also admitted that he is “very sympathetic” towards the idea of the withdrawal from the agreement …read more