US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are set to keep sanctions on Russia until the Minsk deal envisioning ceasefire in Donbass is implemented, a White House official told reporters after a meeting between the three leaders on the G20 summit sidelines in China on Monday, reports Sputnik.


They agreed on the importance of maintaining sanctions on Russia until Moscow fully implements its Minsk agreement commitments to which all sides must adhere, the official said.


The official noted that Obama, Merkel and Hollande stressed the need for transatlantic unity to solve the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.