February 10, 2017

Young Joins GOP Senators Calling For Tough Russia Approach

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greets Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., right, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.  - AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greets Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., right, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Indiana's Republican U.S. senator is among a group of party members urging President Donald Trump to get tough on Russia.

Todd Young joined a group of senators that sent a letter to Trump calling for the administration to take a "tough-minded and principled policy" toward Russia. The letter says the U.S. should condemn Russia's aggression toward Ukraine.

The letter also says the U.S. shouldn't enter into military or diplomatic agreements with Russia regarding the future of Syria until Russia stops military operations and ends support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Other Republican senators to sign the letter are Cory Gardner of Colorado, Susan Collins of Maine, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Rob Portman of Ohio, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

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