U.S. not to turn a blind eye to Russia's criminal acts in Ukraine - State Department

U.S. not to turn a blind eye to Russia's criminal acts in Ukraine - State Department

1159
Ukrinform
The United States wants to improve relations with Russia, but it will not turn a blind eye to Russia's criminal activities in Ukraine, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has said. 

"Just because we want to find areas of cooperation and to improve the relationship in - with Russia where we can because they are also a nuclear superpower does not mean that we will turn a blind eye to some of the bad acts that they are involved with, such as Ukraine," she said at a briefing in Washington on Thursday. 

Nauert said that it was very important for the United States to restore the unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine. 

"Ukraine is a very serious issue. We will continue to hold Russia accountable to that. We just appointed Kurt Volker to go out and deal with part of that issue," she said.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed hope that the Normandy group countries, in cooperation with the United States, could make progress in resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine, first of all, in achieving a ceasefire.

op


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the internet that are open to search systems, hyperlinks to ukrinform.ua not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. Citing and using materials in ofline-media, mobile apps, SmartTV are allowed only with receipt of a written permission from "ukrinform.ua". News and publications marked "Advertisement" and articles in the block "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2018 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica
Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-
*/ ?>