Review of Russian sanctions could benefit Ukraine, Russia and the West

Restoring Crimea's attraction as a tourist resort could be just one of many benefits (photo: dpa)
Restoring Crimea's attraction as a tourist resort could be just one of many benefits (photo: dpa)

Tensions between European countries and the United States could be raised when sanctions imposed on Russia for invading Ukraine are reviewed. There will be calls for solidarity but could there be room for an outcome which will benefit Ukraine, Russia and the West.

<i>EU sanctions against Russia will be reviewed in three waves starting in March 2015 - a year after being imposed. Some relate to the Donbass region and depend on the implementation of the Minsk Agreement to find peace, others to the Crimea takeover. Separating these is seen by many EU countries as weakening its consensus. Crimea was part of Ukraine for just 23 years and part of the Soviet Republic before that. Unders...

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