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Russia: Will Sanctions Erode?

On 9 November President Vladimir Putin commented on Donald Trump’s election as US president, suggesting that Russia would be willing to return to a constructive relationship with Washington. Putin’s statement was hardly jubilant, however, in contrast to the perception of strong Russian support for Trump that dominated the election campaign in the US. Putin emphasized that it would be difficult to restore the relationship from its current degraded state, placing the blame for this degradation squarely on the US.


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