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Germany chancellor sees no reasons to cancel anti-Russian sanctions

November 04, 2014, 14:30 UTC+3 BERLIN

“Russia does not take effort at an extent we would like them to do so,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel


BERLIN, November 4. /TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that latest events in Ukraine, primarily elections in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, do not allow for consodering possible cancelation of sanctions imposed on Russia.

“There are no reasons to cancel them now,” she said in Berlin on Tuesday. Merkel named elections in the self-proclaimed republics “illegal,” noting that Moscow should influence militias more actively to prevent the conflict from escalation.

“Russia does not take effort at an extent we would like them to do so,” she said, noting importance of observing the Minsk agreements by all conflicting parties.

German government adheres invariably to a diplomatic course to settle the Ukrainian crisis, the chancellor added.

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