Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel said that in implementing the Minsk agreements, no progress, and therefore the question of lifting sanctions against Russia is not necessary.

Foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel said at a press conference in Vilnius on 1 March, to lift sanctions against Russia too early, as tangible progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements is still there, reports Reuters.

“There was hardly any steps forward, so we are not in the position to lift the sanctions, despite the fact that probably everyone in Europe would improve relations with Russia,” said Gabriel.

Earlier, the head of the British foreign Ministry Boris Johnson said that Britain did not recognize the annexation of Crimea .

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