Nothing new about sanctions from G20 meetings: The hypocrisy remains the same*


July 9, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Pravda, translated by Tom Winter –

Original headline: “The States name conditions for removing sanctions” [!]

Today at 19:06
The states named the main conditions for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions

President of the United States Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called out the main condition for the lifting of sanctions from Russia. This is a complete ceasefire in Syria and Ukraine, reports RIA Novosti.

That’s why, Trump wrote in his Twitter account, he did not raise the issue of sanctions in a conversation with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit. “Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin, nothing will be done until the problems of Ukraine and Syria are resolved,” the US president wrote.

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Rex Tillerson specified the condition at a briefing following the talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. “Sanctions of the US and the EU against the Russian Federation will remain in force until the Russian authorities terminate the actions that triggered these sanctions,”** the Secretary of State said.

Petro Poroshenko responded that he was more and more interested in removing Western sanctions from Russia, but he linked this issue with the resolution of the crisis in the Donbass.

“It is difficult to find a person who would be more interested in lifting sanctions than I, because sanctions are related to peace and the liberation of Ukrainian territory,*** and I aspire to this,” Poroshenko said.

Earlier, Pravda.Ru reported that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said that it was Russia that should take the first step to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine, in particular, in the issue of a cease-fire.

“In my discussion with the leadership of Russia several times I said that it is necessary that Russia take the first step to de-escalation in the eastern part of Ukraine, in particular, a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons in order to allow OSCE monitors to carry out their work.This is important for us, to move forward on this issue further,” Tillerson said.
*Editorial observation by the translator.
**How about if the US were to undo its coup d’état in Kiev! Why not sanction the US? –tr.
***Crimea and Lugansk and Donetsk HAVE been liberated. Try this, gentle reader, with appropriate word changes:”Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

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