The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Thursday blamed Russia for renewed, deadly fighting in Ukraine and said U.S. sanctions against Moscow would remain in place.
Haley’s comments at her first formal appearance at the U.N. Security Council were striking because, as a candidate, President Trump had suggested he would be willing to ease sanctions on Russia.
During the campaign, Trump did not criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 or its support for armed insurgents in eastern Ukraine.
Trump suggested at one point he might be willing to recognize Crimea as part of Russia and hinted he would consider lifting sanctions that Washington and its European allies had imposed on Moscow in response.
Trump’s …