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Trump says US should accept Russia in Crimea

2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago July 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Sunday, July 31 2016 July 31, 2016 2:28 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. accept Russia's annexation of Crimea if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants.

In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Trump suggested that the people of Crimea would rather be part of Russia. That runs counter to the Obama administration, which imposed economic sanctions against Russia for annexing the territory in Ukraine two years ago.

The United Nations doesn't want countries to recognize Crimea as part of Russia, and some top Republicans are staunchly defending Crimea against what they say is Russian aggression.

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