Pence: the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions depends on Moscow’s actions


July 31, 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

The US authorities are ready to improve relations with Russia and abolish anti-Russian sanctions in the event that Moscow refuses the actions that led to their introduction. This was stated by the vice-president of the United States Michael Pence during his visit to Estonia.

Pence stressed that American leader Donald Trump wants to improve relations with Russia, but everything depends on the actions of the Russian authorities.

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Earlier, Pence, at a joint press conference with the presidents of the Baltic countries, called Russia a threat to the NATO countries, promising that the US “will do everything to prevent it.”

Last week, the US Senate approved a bill that provides for the imposition of additional sanctions against the Russian Federation, Iran and the North Korea.

On Friday, July 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry introduced retaliatory measures against the United States. So, the number of American diplomats in Russia should be reduced by 755 people, and also the US diplomatic mission was deprived of a summer residence in Silver Bor and a warehouse. The introduction of restrictive measures against the US was authorized personally by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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