The US President Donald trump will not lift sanctions against Russia until progress was made on settling the situation in Ukraine and Syria, according to Politico. About this trump said July 13, reporters in the presidential plane, heading to Paris.
According to him, now are very «heavy sanctions against Russia.» Trump said that «not wanted and not even thought to cancel them.»
He confirmed that to remove the restrictions from Russian Federation, the necessary progress in resolving the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.
According to the President of the United States, he will never lift the sanctions «have not made something that will satisfy all of us, will satisfy everyone in Ukraine and Syria.»
However, trump has avoided answering the question whether he would sign a new bill on sanctions against Russia, which is awaiting approval by the U.S. House of representatives.
Against Russia imposed economic sanctions by the United States, the European Union and some other countries in the spring of 2014 after Russia annexed the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. The sanctions packages several times expanded and tightened.
March 8, 2017, the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson assured the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin, that U.S. sanctions against Russia will be in effect until full implementation of the Minsk agreement and de-occupation of Donbas and Crimea.
June 16, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly backed a bill that imposes restrictions against individuals and organizations that contributed to the cyber attacks and arming the Syrian government. Sanctions can affect the mining, metallurgical, shipping and other sectors of the Russian economy.
Trump is likely not going to veto the decision of the Senate to impose new sanctions against Russia, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the head of the public Council «Ukraine – NATO», political scientist Sergei Dzherdzh.
Trump has said it will not lift sanctions against Russia until progress has been made in Ukraine 14.07.2017