The President of the United States Donald trump privately expressed dissatisfaction with the sanctions and other restrictive measures imposed on Russia, “long grumbled and complained,” although they publicly defended. About it in the upcoming book of memoirs written by former adviser to trump national security John Bolton. The contents of the passages of the book cites CNN.
In 2018, the States announced the first round of sanctions against Russia in connection with the poisoning in the UK ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal, August 27 they entered into force. According to Bolton, trump argued that the punishment is too hard for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his need to cancel.
Trump demanded that Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that “some bureaucrat” published the Ordinance on sanctions, says Bolton. He added that he did not know, was followed by such a call.
That same summer, trump stopped the publication of a statement from the White house criticized Russia in connection with the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Georgia. Former national security adviser writes that these actions were a reflection of the difficulties that trump has experienced the separation of politics from personal relationships.
Book Bolton The Room Where It Happened needs to go on sale June 23. Publisher Simon & Schuster said on June 10 that before the release of the book the author within a few months, together with the Council of national security of the United States has made to the book of changes. 16 Jun administration, trump filed a lawsuit against Bolton, demanding to prohibit the printing of his memoirs.
Bolton became an adviser to the US President on national security in April 2018. In September 2019 trump announced that he no longer needs the services of Bolton, as “strongly disagree with many of his proposals,” and asked him to resign. Bolton claims that he asked for resignation. According to trump, the reason for the resignation was admitted Bolton “very big mistakes” and inability to find a common language with colleagues in the administration.
66-year-old Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning in British Salisbury March 4, 2018. Later, both were out of critical condition. A British investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok.
The US imposed two packages of sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Salisbury.