Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has said at the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting today, Sept. 12, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.
"The sanctions will stay in force until the Minsk Agreements are met. In this case, if Ukrainian sovereignty and the national borders are restored, then we can start easing some sanctions. In case of violation of the Minsk agreements, additional sanctions can be introduced," she said.
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Nuland stressed that sanctions against the Crimea will remain in force until Ukraine restores its sovereignty over the peninsula.
Assistant Secretary of State said that Washington calls on the EU to stick to the same position.
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