WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations said she is continually “beating up on Russia” over its actions in Ukraine and its interference in the U.S. election, underscoring how the administration is sticking with America’s adversarial stance toward Moscow despite earlier signs that Trump wanted warmer relations.
“There’s no love or anything going on with Russia right now,” Nikki Haley said in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week. “I think that Russia is very aware that they’re on notice when it comes to certain issues.”
Haley’s hard line on Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, comes as hopes of rapprochement between the two countries has faded and allegations of collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign continue to bog down Trump’s nascent presidency.
In her interview, Haley said she is “beating up” on Russia for that country’s militarily backing of Ukrainian separatists who seek to return parts of that country to Russian control. She also criticized Putin for Russia’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential elections.
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