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 "We're not lowering our sanctions on Russia," - Trump’s economic adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump is to back existing sanctions on Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing Euobserver.

"We're not lowering our sanctions on Russia. If anything we would look to get tougher on Russia," Gary Cohn, Trump's economic adviser said.

"The president wants to keep the sanctions in place and I think the president has made it clear how the Russians could have the sanctions lifted," the U.S. official added referring to a cease-fire deal that tied the sanctions to Russia's withdrawal from east Ukraine.

Read more: "Duration of sanctions is linked to Russia's complete implementation of its commitments in Minsk Agreements," - G7 final communique

The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, also said in Italy on Friday that he expected the U.S. to keep the sanctions in place, even though he and Trump had different opinions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
 
 
 
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