Advisor to the President of the United States, Kellyann Conway confirmed in an interview with Fox News that the administration is working toward lifting the us sanctions against Russia.
“All these topics are pending. Naturally, as the questions of improvement relations with leaders and countries around the world,” she said on Friday, January 27, responding to a question about whether trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday to discuss on the phone, the lifting of the measures from Moscow.
Late in the evening of January 26, fellow at the Atlantic Council Fabrice pottier (Fabrice Pothier) wrote on Twitter: “Sources in Washington said that the administration is ready to trump an Executive order lifting the sanctions against Russia. The U.S. President will speak with [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel, and then with Putin on Saturday.”
On Friday, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer announced that the American leader on January 28 will communicate with the President of France Francois Hollande Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin confirmed the plans of the presidents of Russia and USA to speak on January 28. According to the press-Secretary of Putin, Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President will congratulate a colleague on assuming the position. “And of course, usually in the course of such contacts is an exchange of opinions on the basic parameters of the current state of bilateral relations,” the official said, stressing that it is not necessary to expect from the interview a detailed discussion of all the accumulated problems.
Previously, trump has repeatedly expressed sympathy to the President of Russia promised to improve relations with Moscow. During the election campaign, he also said that in case of victory on elections will consider issues of recognition of the Crimea part of the Russian Federation and the abolition of restrictive measures.
Sanctions by the US, EU and several other countries have introduced against Moscow in 2014 on the accession of Crimea to Russia, and also in connection with the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. Then they repeatedly extended.