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US Official: Russia's Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions

Russia’s announcement that it is withdrawing forces from Syria should not lead Washington to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told lawmakers Tuesday, citing recent reports of a “spike in ceasefire violations” in eastern Ukraine. Russia President Putin announced plans on Monday to withdraw most Russian forces from Syria after a five-and-a-half-month operation. “Because they're withdrawing or have said they're...

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