The US Ambassador at the UN, strongly condemned Russia in his first address to the UN Security Council on Thursday, calling on Moscow to de-escalate violence in Eastern Ukraine and that US sanctions against Moscow will remain in place until Russia withdraws from Crimea.
"The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to the Russian occupation of Crimea," said Nikki Haley, the President of Donald trump. "Crimea is part of Ukraine. Sanctions will remain in place until Russia will return control of the Peninsula to Ukraine."
Haley spoke at an emergency meeting of the UN about the sudden outbreak of violence in Eastern Ukraine, where Russian separatists are fighting the Ukrainian army. Her comments differed from the rhetoric trump. As a candidate, the President gave to understand that he can recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea. At a press conference with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa may last week, he said "too early" to discuss sanctions. On Thursday, the Finance Ministry has slightly eased the sanctions that were imposed by the Obama administration against the Federal security service of Russia, known as the FSB.
While Washington took this step, Haley continued to throw verbal grenades. "We want to improve our relations with Russia. However, the difficult situation in the East of Ukraine, that is the point that requires clear and strong condemnation of Russia's actions." "A sharp increase in fighting in Eastern Ukraine, has trapped thousands of civilians, destroyed vital infrastructure and the crisis is spreading, endangering thousands of lives," added Haley. "This escalation of violence must be stopped."
Fighting between Russian-backed rebels of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic and the Ukrainian army began a day after trump spent his first phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Russia accuses Ukraine in the beginning of the escalation.
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