Contents tagged with lifting of sanctions

  • Merkel finds it premature to talk about partial lifting of sanctions against Russia

    Before discussing the issue of easing the sanctions imposed on Russia, it is necessary to make at least a couple of “important steps" in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference in Berlin on Monday, March 12.

    During the press conference, a DW correspondent asked Merkel whether Berlin would agree to a partial lifting of the sanctions if an agreement was reached on a UN “Blue Helmets” mission for the Donbas, and if the mission began …

  • 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 …

  • Putin and Erdogan agree to mutual lifting of sanctions with the exception of the ban on tomatoes

    During the meeting in Sochi on Wednesday, May 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to lift virtually all mutual trade restrictions.

    The only exception was the ban on the import of Turkish tomatoes in Russia. According to Putin, this will be lifted once Russian producers recover the investments caused by the closing of the market.

    Putin emphasized that he and Erdogan had achieved an agreement regarding the “complex resolution of all the problems …