After the successful implementation of the Minsk Agreements, some sanctions will be lifted from Russia, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said on Friday.


“Sometimes I think there is a misconception about sanctions. Sanctions limit certain things, but our business…it’s going on still. And what’s limited the business? Most of all it’s not the sanctions, but the decline of Russian economy. That’s it,” Tefft said.


“We are very hopeful that negotiations on the Minsk Agreements will be successful, we will be able to implement the Minsk Agreements. (US) President (Barack) Obama has said we will lift some sanctions when that happens,” he added.




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