Wednesday, November 30 2016 21:09 EET
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John Kerry: USA actions prevent Russia from taking Ukraine`s capital - they paid a heavy price
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According to US Secretary of State, the Russian Federation has paid a high price over the last year as a result of the imposition of sanctions.

Anti-Russian sanctions did not let the country to take Kyiv easily. This position was expressed by US Secretary of State John Kerry at the conference "Women's foreign policy group" in Washington DC, on November 29, the press service of the US Embassy in Ukraine reports.

"... We are steadfast in support of democratic Ukraine, and those who complain, have to look at the reality: our sanctions, our involvement, our support of Ukraine actually prevented Russia's expectations that you could easily take Kyiv. And they paid a heavy price as a result of these sanctions over the last year,” Kerry’s quote.

Earlier Kerry told how U.S. was going to solve Donbas conflict.

Also Juncker, European Commission President, said he saw no arguments for lifting sanctions against Russia.