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Trump: Sanctions on Russia Will Remain As Is

Weeks after President Donald Trump‘s performance in Helsinki, he announced Monday in a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that Russian sanctions will remain in place.

“As far as the pipeline is concerned, I’d like to see a competing pipeline, so Mr. Prime Minister, I hope you are going to be able to do that competing pipeline,” he said. “We are already talking to the European Union about building anywhere from nine to 11 ports which they will pay for so that we can ship LNG over to various parts of Europe and there will be more competition.”

“But the sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” he reiterated.

Watch above, via CNN.

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