Obama called the invasion of Russia in Crimea and the Donbass the culmination of the anti-Americanism of Putin

Between Ukraine and Russia have close historical ties and the United States wanted a positive relationship between the two countries, but on the issue of sanctions, America protects the sovereignty of Ukraine as an independent country and defends the basic principles on which the international order. This was during his last press conference as President of the United States said Barack Obama, writes Voice of America.

«A constructive relationship between Washington and Moscow meet the interests of the United States and the world,» Obama said.

The US President stressed that sought to assist Russia in the beginning of his presidency, but the situation changed after the return to power in Russia of Vladimir Putin.

«The approach (of Russia) to international politics, it seems, is based on the belief that anyone, what the United States is hurting Russia, and this must be resisted,» Obama said.

The US President noted that relations between the two countries soured due to return to Moscow to the hostile attitude toward the United States, which occurred during the Cold war.

«It culminated in Russia’s invasion of Crimea and part of Ukraine», — said Barack Obama.

«We have imposed sanctions, not through nuclear weapons, and in defense of the independence of the sovereignty of individual countries. Ukraine were trespassing, using force, Russia. It’s not because we decided. This assessment of the entire international community. In the future Russia is occupying the territory of Ukraine and interfere in Ukrainian Affairs and supports their military puppets that violate international norms,» Obama said.

«I told the Russians that once they stop that, the sanctions will be lifted,» said Obama.

We will remind, on January 13, US President Barack Obama has extended for one year the sanctions against Russia because of its aggression in Ukraine. Donald trump, in turn, said that it would maintain sanctions against Russia «at least for some time.»




Obama called the invasion of Russia in Crimea and the Donbass the culmination of the anti-Americanism of Putin 19.01.2017

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