Scholz allowed the lifting of sanctions against Russia only in agreement with Ukraine

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Olaf Scholz

Sanctions against Russia can only be lifted after agreement with Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with Stern magazine.

“We can and are going to lift our sanctions only in agreement with Ukraine. I think many in the Kremlin have not realized this yet. For Russia, this has devastating consequences, — he said (quoted from Focus).

The Chancellor added that only Ukraine can negotiate a peace deal with Russia and “no one else.” “It should not be so that others make decisions for Ukraine or about Ukraine,” — said Scholz.

Earlier, Washington also associated the lifting of sanctions with the decision of Kyiv. If Ukraine decides that this will lead to the end of hostilities, “if this would require the lifting of sanctions” of course,” said State Department chief Anthony Blinken. Deputy Secretary of State José Fernandez noted that the easing of restrictions against Russia could be included in the Russian-Ukrainian peace agreement, and they are introduced “with the understanding that, if necessary, they can be lifted.”

Other US and European officials, in particular the foreign ministers of Germany and Britain, called a ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine as a condition for lifting sanctions.

Read on RBC Pro Pro Why did CNN+ close and what will happen to other streaming services? in Week. What It's Like to Start a Business in China Pro Amazon Instructions: Crazy Ideas That Pay Off. Investor's Digest U.S. National Security President Duleep Singh, who helped draft the sanctions, said Washington hasn't even come close to lifting the restrictions. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss pointed out that it would be extremely difficult to lift the restrictions imposed on Russian businessmen.

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev noted that sanctions are not fatal difficulties for the country, they cannot be compared with « terrible trials in the 20th century. At the same time, he noticed that there are difficulties and they will have to be overcome.

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