Russia sanctions: Trump signs bill imposing new measures

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Bill had passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, and prompted Moscow to respond by ordering reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia

Donald Trump has grudgingly approved a package of new sanctions on Russia that limits his own authority to reverse or relax them, signing the bill behind closed doors and voicing strong objections to the measures.

Trump took the unusual step of issuing two statements to accompany his signature, in which he said he had given his approval “for the sake of national unity” while calling the congressional bill “seriously flawed” and “clearly unconstitutional”.

Related: Russia cuts US diplomatic presence in retaliation for sanctions

Related: What will be the ramifications of Putin’s order to reduce US embassy staff?

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