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G7 Ministers: Russia Sanctions Are Tied to Success of Minsk Agreements

Posted April 16, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Reuters)

Western sanctions against Russia can only be lifted once Moscow fulfills the cease-fire agreement signed in Minsk in February and respects Ukraine’s sovereignty, foreign ministers said Wednesday.

“The G7 underlines the close linkage between full implementation of the Minsk Agreements and international sanctions,” they said in a joint communique at the end of their meeting in the northern German city of Luebeck.

“Sanctions are not an end in themselves; their duration should be clearly linked to Russia’s complete implementation of the Minsk agreements and respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty.” Click here to read more.