EU sanctions on Russia depend on Ukraine truce: Latvia

January 12, 2015 10:59 AM

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EU sanctions on Russia depend on Ukraine truce: Latvia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The European Union will consider lifting sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis only if there is "real progress" in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire deal, Latvia's foreign minister said on Monday.

Edgars Rinkevics, whose country took over the EU's rotating presidency on Jan. 1, held talks in Moscow before a meeting of the German, French, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers scheduled in Berlin later on Monday.

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