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Sanctions imposed for Crimea occupation to remain, - White House
08:41, 9 February 2017
Sanctions imposed for Crimea occupation to remain, - White House

Earlier the same statement was voiced by US Ambassador to the United Nations

08:41, 9 February 2017

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The US Administration of Donald Trump confirmed its positions on keeping the sanctions imposed on Russia because of the occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea.

This was reported by the representative of the White House Sean Spicer during the briefing in Washington, reports Ukrinform.

“I think that the Ambassador Nikki Haley announced it in the UN quite firmly, until Russia leaves Crimea, these sanctions will not be lifted,” Spicer said.

He said this answering if the President supports increasing control of the Congress over the sanctions against Russia, proposed as a draft law on Wednesday.

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The White House representative reminded that there is a different set of sanctions against Russian Federation, connected with its aggression in the eastern Ukraine. In this regard he said he wouldn’t like to jump ahead.

Earlier it was reported that Britain will insist on anti-Russian sanctions extension. We will talk about Ukraine in the context of recent upsurge in violence which we are concerned about very much, Boris Johnson said. 

Related: White House position on sanctions to become clear in next couple of months, - Pence

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