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Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia for supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine could be lifted only if a cease-fire agreement between Kyiv and the rebels was fully implemented. Speaking in Berlin at a joint news conference with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Merkel said the agreement signed in Belarus' capital, Minsk, on September 5 had to be implemented "in all its points" before the...

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