Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in DC to meet with Trump administration officials. Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace says the optics of the visit, which comes on the heels of Ukraine-Russia peace talks, "could not be worse."
In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.
PM Theresa May said Britain would also introduce new measures to strengthen defenses against hostile state activities, freeze Russian state assets wherever there was evidence of a threat and downgrade its attendance at the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer.
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