Home > News > World
Wednesday June 25, 2014 MYT 4:45:03 PM
Wednesday June 25, 2014 MYT 4:46:03 PM
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday new sanctions against Russia could be put back on the agenda if progress in stabilising the situation in Ukraine does not speed up.
She praised Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's call for a unilateral ceasefire in the conflict with pro-Russian rebels and said Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to renounce his right to intervene was "psychologically important".
But Merkel told parliament that there were still fatalities among Ukrainian troops despite the ceasefire and said: "Progress is slow ... Diplomatic solutions are always preferable but if nothing else works, sanctions can be put back on the agenda."
(Reporting by Stephen Brown and Noah Barkin)
Russia faces new sanctions over contact group snub, Merkel says
Obama, Merkel vow broader Russian sanctions if Ukraine election derailed
Merkel challenges Putin after Ukraine crash but wary on further sanctions
Obama, Merkel vow wider Russia sanctions if Ukraine election impeded
Merkel warns of 'drastic measures' if no progress in Ukraine
Iraq wins one-year reprieve on Gulf War reparations due to crisis
UK gives Falklands medal for Argentine war role, hails Thatcher memorial
Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds
Israel raps Palestinian U.N. draft as 'gimmick'
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Aussie woman with drugs in luggage may be charged on Friday
Dressing historic Square Tower with art
Social media: The hostage that eluded Sydney siege gunman
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)