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Donald Trump's advisers urge tougher Russia policy after expulsions

Trump has emphasised the importance of dialogue with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin

Peter Baker Andrew Higgins & Steven Erlanger | NYT 

Some senior Trump administration officials are pressing for more aggressive action toward Russia, hoping to persuade a reluctant President Trump to change his approach after a week of mass diplomatic expulsions that have driven the relationship with Moscow to its lowest point in decades. With hundreds of diplomats in Washington, Moscow and European capitals packing their bags as the tensions stemming from the poisoning of a former Russian spy living in Britain have worsened, the Trump team is eyeing additional sanctions and other measures against Russia. But while aides say the president has ...

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First Published: Sat, March 31 2018. 20:42 IST