26.11.15 18:05

No grounds for lifting sanctions against Russia, - Dutch Prime Minister

There are no reasons for the EU to lift sanctions against Russia at the moment.

This was stated by Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in The Hague, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

Rutte stressed the EU expected the implementation of the agreements reached in Minsk (Belarus) by the signing parties.

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Moreover, the prime minister noted that the issue of implementation of the Minsk agreements stood apart from the cooperation with Russia in the fight against the terrorist organization "Islamic State."
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