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 US not to lift sanctions against Russia till full implementation of Minsk agreements, Deputy Secretary of State Blinken says

The United States will not lift sanctions imposed against Russia as long as Moscow does not fulfill all its commitments taken under the Minsk agreements.

This was stated by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at a press conference with the Romanian media in Bucharest, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

According to Blinken, the U.S. firmly stands its ground while the U.S. and EU sanctions imposed against Russia may only be canceled after the full implementation of Moscow's commitments under the Minsk agreements.

He also particularly stressed that even the cease-fire deal was constantly violated in eastern Ukraine.

Antony J. Blinken noted with regret that the United States was providing full support to Russia's integration into international institutions for many years after the end of the Cold War and was the most active supporter of Russia's accession to the WTO until recently.

Deputy Secretary of State said that the Russian interference in the internal affairs of Georgia and Ukraine not only violated the territorial integrity of these countries, but also undermined the foundations of international law and world order.

Read more: Most of cease-fire violations in Ukraine's east take place in separatist-held territory, - Pyatt cites US Department of State
 
 
 
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