US President Donald Trump is insisting that the United States will not lift sanctions against Moscow, reported The Associated Press.
Trump: Washington will not lift sanctions on Moscow
STEPANAKERT, JULY 31, ARTSAKHPRESS: Trump said Monday at a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that the sanctions would not change despite the Russians’ request.
“Sanctions on Russia will remain, as-is,” Trump said.
Conte first broached the subject at a White House news conference and said lifting the sanctions would be “unthinkable.”
Trump also scolded Germany for agreeing to use a Russian natural gas pipeline while, in his estimation, not paying enough for defense.