Russia sanctions will not affect Trump-Putin meeting plans: White House

12:31, 07 April 2018
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said U.S. officials would continue to work toward a meeting with Putin at some point, as reported by Reuters.

"As the president has said, he wants to have a good relationship with Russia but that's going to depend on some of the actions by the Russians," she said at a news briefing.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Department of State, on April 6 designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank.

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