U.S. sanctions on Russia to remain in place until Russia halts aggression – Tillerson

17:15, 09 July 2017
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko following their meeting in Kyiv July 9 has assured the Ukrainian side that the U.S. sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Russia ceases its aggression against Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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“The U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia will remain in place until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered these particular sanctions,” Tillerson said.

Read alsoTillerson seeks to reassure Ukraine following Trump-Putin talks - BloombergAs UNIAN reported earlier, in the summer of 2014, the European Union and the U.S., as well as Canada, Japan and a number of other countries have announced new sanctions in relation to certain individuals, companies, banks, and certain sectors of the Russian economy over Russia’s actions aimed at destabilizing Ukraine. The first stage of sanctions was introduced back in March 2014, following Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula. 

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