Boxing Day on Red Square sets new Guinness recordSport July 23, 8:33
Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to USWorld July 23, 4:57
Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrive in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
BERLIN, November 18. /TASS/. Progress in implementation of the Minsk peace accords was not sufficient to make decisions on removing sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday at a joint news conference with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after the talks of leaders of the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, the US and France.
"We discussed the Ukraine-related sanctions," Merkel said. "We want to achieve progress towards implementing the Minsk agreement. We will continue the work and at a certain moment, we will make a decision what to do next."
Merkel said that "the way how the situation is developing now cannot allow to talk about sufficient progress in the Minsk process."
Along with this, she said that the leaders voiced support to the format of the Normandy Four group (Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine).
"In this regard the US president and we all said we support the Normandy Four format and close cooperation with the United States on the issue," Merkel added.