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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The United States will not lift sanctions against Russia, even when the “Minsk”

The special representative of the state Department of the United States in Ukraine Kurt Volker on Monday, September 19, stated that the United States will not cancel the penalty restrictions against Russia, even in the case of implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement in the area of armed conflict in the Donbass. The reason for the impossibility of lifting the sanctions against Russia Volcker called the “annexation” of Crimea.

Sanctions against Russia are of two types: those that are imposed due to the lack of implementation of the Minsk agreements, and others that are introduced because of the “annexation” of Crimea. Even if Russia will fulfill it if we will see the restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty over the Donbas, no matter through what exactly we have created a mechanism of sanctions imposed because of the Crimea remain,” said Walker.

The American diplomat also noted that the sanctions have a powerful impact on the Russian economy and extended for the long term.

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