“Trump said Putin did not raise with him the issue of U.S. sanctions on Russia but that he would consider lifting them if Russia took steps on such areas as Syria or Ukraine,” the news agency reports.
“I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us. But I wouldn’t consider it without that,” Trump said.
Additionally, Trump ticked off areas that he discussed privately with Putin – security in Israel and Syria, Crimea’s annexation and incursion into eastern Ukraine,” the message says.
Earlier, the U.S. imposed anti-Russian sanctions due to Skripal’s case. The sanctions are expected to come into force on August 22.