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White house: U.S. does not intend to lift sanctions on Crimea

Белый дом: США не намерены снимать санкции по КрымуEarlier, a similar statement was made by the US representative to the UN.

The administration of U.S. President Donald trump reaffirmed its position on sanctions against Russia related to its occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea, reports UKRINFORM correspondent.

This was stated on Wednesday in Washington, White house spokesman Sean Spicer.

“I think the Ambassador Haley is a very strongly stated this to the UN, while Russia will not leave Crimea, the sanctions will not stop,” said Spicer.

Thus he answered the question of whether the President’s initiative on strengthening of control by the Congress over sanctions against Russia, presented in the form of a new bill on Wednesday.

Spicer also said that there was another “set of sanctions” against Russia associated with its aggression in Eastern Ukraine. In this regard, he noted that “I would not like to run in advance of legislation”.

As reported by UKRINFORM, February 8, six U.S. senators, representing both parties, introduced to the upper chamber of Congress a bill toughening control on the part of legislators for the actions of the President on the easing of sanctions against Russia.

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