Tuesday, June 21 2016 23:30 EEST
Francois Hollande supposes gradual lifting of anti-Russian sanctions
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On June 21, French President Francois Hollande said that the government supposed gradual lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.

France’s leader mentioned this during a joint press conference with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Paris.

According to Hollande, they managed to achieve 'significant progress on security issues' in the Donbass.

However, the president of France adds that the anti-Russian sanctions won’t be lifted until the full implementation of the Minsk-2.

'But they still haven’t fulfilled the requirement to change the electoral law, to hold elections and to release the hostages. That means that they should fulfill the whole package of the Minsk agreements,' Hollande said.

In addition, the EU is to lift only the sanction which were introduced after the annexation of Crimea, French president claims.

'If the Minsk-2 is implemented, we’ll be able to suppose gradual lifting of sanctions,' he concluded.

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