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Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on January 10, 2015

After all the expectations raised by Hollande’s interview on Monday, as well as statements by the German vice-chancellor, which showed a dramatic shift towards a pro-Russian position, here is Merkel pouring cold water over any suggestion of breaking with the NATO consensus.

Reuters

8th January, 2015

(Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Europe could not consider lifting sanctions against Russiauntil all elements of a 12-point peace agreement signed in September between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were fully implemented.

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