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 US president considers Moscow a problem, Ambassador to UN Haley says

U.S. President Donald Trump does consider Russia a problem.

This was said by Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing SBSNews.

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"I have hit Russia over the head more times than I can count and it's because if they do something wrong we're going to call them out on it," she told the annual Women in the World Summit.

"The things they've done with Crimea and Ukraine... and how they've covered up for (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad, those types of things we're not going to give them a pass on," she said.

"So I have had conversations with the president where he very much sees Russia as a problem," Haley stressed.

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The Republican president has come under sustained fire from political opponents for not voicing tougher criticism of Russia at a time when U.S. law enforcement agencies and lawmakers are probing alleged ties between his campaign and the Kremlin.

"Everybody wants to hear his (Trump's) words, but look at his actions," said Haley, adding that Russia opposed strengthening of the U.S. military and U.S. energy expansion.

"The president has done both of those," she told the opening night of the eighth annual summit that was founded by journalist Tina Brown.

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