Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions


United States President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the sanctions amounted to “full-fledged economic war on Russia” and demonstrates Trump’s “total weakness… in the most humiliating way.” “It ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration,” Medvedev boldly declared on his Facebook page. Trump signed the legislation behind closed doors, after failed White House efforts to scupper or…

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