13:54 01.04.2015

Sanctions against Russia will be lifted when it behaves properly – Danish Ambassador

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Sanctions against Russia will be lifted when it behaves properly – Danish Ambassador

Sanctions against Russia will only be lifted when the leaders of the country behave properly, Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl has said.

Sanctions are the only instrument to leverage Russia right now. That's why they will only be lifted when Russia behaves properly. That's the logic of imposing sanctions, Juhl said at a press conference in Kharkiv on Wednesday.

She also said that Denmark supported sanctions against Russia despite the sanctions causing losses for Danish businesses.

Denmark is an EU country that strongly supports sanctions against Russia. In Denmark, we understand that these sanctions won't have an impact at once, but with time they will work. Many Danish companies are losing money because exports to Russia stopped, but Danish businesses have consciously agreed to that. They lose income, because there's no trade with Russia, because they want to influence Russia in such a way and settle the conflict, Juhl said.

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