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    German MP Outlines Conditions for Lifting Anti-Russian Sanctions

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    Sanctions against Russia must be lifted after Ukrainian authorities resumed full control over its border with Russia, a senior German lawmaker said on Wednesday.

    “If we see progress in the Kiev authorities’ effort to restore their control of the country’s border with Russia, which is a fundamental goal that cannot be achieved overnight, the sanctions must go,” the head of foreign affairs at the Bundestag, Norbert Roettgen, said during a foreign policy conference in Berlin.

    The European Union and the United States have implemented several rounds of economic sanctions over Russia’s alleged participation in the Ukrainian conflict.

    Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement in the Ukrainian conflict and said that sanctions "threaten international peace and stability" and run counter to the principles of international law.


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