02 April 2020,   03:38
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Donald Trump extends sanctions on Russia over Crimea for another year

Donald Trump extended for a year sanctions imposed on Russian over the annexation of Crimea.

The U.S. President said in his statement that “the actions and policies of the Government of the Russian Federation, including its purported annexation of Crimea and its use of force in Ukraine, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States”.

“Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13660 with respect to Ukraine”, - concluded Trump.

The US first imposed sanctions on Russia in 2014 over illegal annexation of Crimea and military intervention in the Donbas.

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