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Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Should Be Tied to Minsk Deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday international sanctions imposed on Russia over its role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should depend on whether peacekeeping commitments signed this year in Minsk are upheld. “During the European Council (meeting) in March we took an unambiguous decision that the sanctions should be tied to the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” Merkel told a joint news conference with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz in Warsaw. “It is clear that...

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