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 US will not lift sanctions against Russia due to occupation of Crimea, regardless of its actions in Donbas - Ambassador Payette

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Sanctions against Russia regarding the occupation of the Crimea will remain in force regardless of Russia’s actions in Eastern Ukraine.

This was stated by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt on his Twitter page, Censor.NET reports.

"Crimea sanctions will remain in place regardless of Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine/ceasefire implementation under Minsk [agreement]," he wrote.

"US sanctions designed to hold Russia responsible for illegal annexation of Crimea, but not disrupt free information flow to people there," the diplomat added.

 
 
 
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