19:33 GMT07 August 2020
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    US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would look into recognizing Crimea as the territory of the Russian Federation as well as into lifting sanctions against Moscow.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Asked whether he would recognize Crimea as Russia’s territory and if he would consider lifting anti-Russian sanctions, Trump said, "We'll be looking at that. Yeah, we'll be looking."

    Since 2014, the United States, the European Union and some of their allies have imposed several rounds of sanctions targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, as well as a number of individuals and entities, over Crimea’s reunification with Russia and Moscow's alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    Russia has repeatedly refuted the allegations, warning that the Western sanctions are counterproductive and undermine global stability. In response to the restrictive measures, Russia has imposed a food embargo on some products originating in countries that have targeted it with sanctions.


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