Astana talks may continue on Wednesday, Syrian opposition saysWorld January 24, 9:14
Syria peace talks in Astana enter second dayWorld January 24, 8:52
China deploys intercontinental missiles near Russian border — mediaWorld January 24, 7:58
Russian army engineers defuse almost 500 improvised explosives in eastern AleppoMilitary & Defense January 24, 6:56
Printing house in Kiev releases map of Ukraine leaving out CrimeaWorld January 24, 4:34
Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
Astana talks focusing on mechanism of Syria ceasefire observance — oppositionWorld January 23, 20:23
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo provinceWorld January 23, 20:06
BERLIN, February 08, 20:30 /ITAR-TASS/. Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday she admitted a possibility of sanctions against separate Ukrainian officials but only if the Ukrainian state encroached on the principles of democracy.
She said it speaking at a conference of the Christian Democratic Union /CDU/ in Erfurt, the federal state of Thuringia.
Merkel recalled she had always spoken for resolving the internal political crisis in Ukraine through a dialogue of the opposing sides, but she warned the CDU would call on the world community to introduce sting sanctions against the “oppressors.”
The Christian Democrats issued a resolution on the ‘Ukrainian problem’.
In addition to it, Merkel urged the U.S. to cooperate with the Europeans in helping Ukraine tap the ways of settlement of the crisis and discuss the tiniest nuances for the sake of attaining common objectives.
These efforts should be consolidated, she said.