World 2021-04-15T07:23:31+03:00
Ukrainian news
Obama Hopes Trump To Support Prolongation Of Sanctions Against Russia

Obama Hopes Trump To Support Prolongation Of Sanctions Against Russia

Russia, USA, sanctions, President, Obama, Berlin, Federal Chancellor, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel

President of the United States Barack Obama hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will support the prolongation of sanctions against Russia for the conflict in Donbas.

Ukrainian News Agency learned this from remarks by Obama and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in a joint press conference at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany.

«And so on issues like Ukraine, on issues like Syria, we've had very significant differences. And my hope is that the President-elect coming in takes a similarly constructive approach, finding areas where we can cooperate with Russia where our values and interests align, but that the President-elect also is willing to stand up to Russia where they are deviating from our values and international norms,» Obama said.

«I commended Angela for her leadership, along with President Hollande, in working to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. We continued to stand with the people of Ukraine and for the basic principle that nations have a right to determine their own destiny. And we discussed the importance of maintaining sanctions until Russia fully complies with the Minsk agreement,» he added.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Trump stands for strengthening USA's relations with Russia and its people. In a recent telephone call with President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke for the prolongation of sanctions against Russia.