Trump extended sanctions against Russia for a year

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump extended the sanctions imposed against Russia in 2014 because of the situation in Ukraine, the press service of the White House said.

The notification to the Congress states that the sanctions imposed by Barack Obama will continue after March 6 for one year.

According to the president, Russia’s actions threaten the security and stability of Ukraine. In addition, the force decisions of the Russian government pose an extraordinary and extreme threat to national security and US foreign policy.

Relations between Russia and Western countries have deteriorated because of the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea, which became the Russian region after the referendum. Western countries accused Russia of interfering in Ukraine’s affairs and imposed sanctions.

Moscow responded, repeatedly rejected all the accusations, and stated that talking to her in the language of sanctions was counterproductive. Recently, in the West, opinions on the need to lift sanctions against Russia have been increasingly heard.

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