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Merkel Says EU Should Consider Expanded Sanctions Against Russia

Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 09:09 AM

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Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union should consider expanding the list of Russian-linked individuals under sanctions to punish those responsible for “illegitimate” elections in eastern Ukraine.

Speaking at a news conference in Berlin today, Merkel said that after last weekend’s voting in Russian separatist-held areas of Ukraine “there is no possibility of easing or lifting already implemented sanctions.”

“Based on these illegitimate elections, we should look again at the list of particular individuals who bear responsibility in eastern Ukraine,” she said. “Beyond that, I think we should simply stick with what we have so far in terms of sanctions. We would certainly like to talk about possibly lifting them, but I don’t see such a situation.”

Ukraine’s peace deal teetered after President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday he’ll seek to revoke the special status of rebel-held areas that was a key point in the Sept. 5 cease-fire between Ukraine, Russia and the rebels. Ukraine says the truce has been broken almost every day since it was signed in Minsk, Belarus.

“We have to return to the Minsk plan and achieve a true cease-fire as quickly as possible,” Merkel said after talks with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. “We have many, many dead every day -- far more than 300 in the last days and weeks.”

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