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Trump is not going to ease sanctions against Russia, — White House
08:51, 27 May 2017
Trump is not going to ease sanctions against Russia, — White House

White House adviser announced that sanctions may even be toughened

08:51, 27 May 2017

Reuters

The top adviser of the White House stated that US President Trump is not planning to lift sanctions against Russia and might even take a “tougher” approach. This was reported by The Washington Times.

“We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia,” said Gary Cohn, director of the national economic council.

“If anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia. The president wants to continue to keep the sanctions in place.”

It is noteworthy that Cohn noted on Thursday there was "no position" regarding anti-Russian sanctions. However, he said he wanted to clarify his comments on Friday.

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