Rome, Italy. President of the United States Donald Trump during meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni confirmed a state of “transatlantic unity” on the issue of measures against Russia “for its actions in the Crimea and the east of Ukraine.” This was reported by the press office of the White House.

“President Trump confirmed the transatlantic unity on the issue of bringing Russia to justice for its actions in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine, noting that it is important to convince Russia to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk accords.” Said press officer Sarah Huckabee-Sanders.

In addition, Trump, at a meeting with the Italian leadership, discussed the “alliance between the United States and Italy, as well as priorities in the areas of defense cooperation, counterterrorism.” In particular, it was about depriving extremists of the possibility of creating asylum in other countries “from Mali to Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.”

The head of the US administration thanked his colleagues for the contribution of their country to the struggle against the grouping “Islamic State” (banned in Russia) and for diplomatic efforts in Libya.Their meetings also discussed the forthcoming G-7 summit, added the White House spokeswoman.

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