Germany has the very greatest interest in stopping sanctions on Russia, Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she has “the very greatest interest in stopping sanctions” against Russia in the latest sign that Moscow and Berlin are working to renew relations amid conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Merkel said as long as pro-Russian fighters in Ukraine keep the peace, she is prepared to ask the European Union to immediately lift energy, financial and defense sanctions sanctions against Russia. (International Business Times)