Apr 11, 2017 - World

Tillerson: so what about Ukraine?

Sait Serkan Gurbuz / AP

The French foreign minister recounted a question from U.S. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson today at a meeting of G-7 nations in Italy. Bloomberg reports Tillerson as saying:

Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?

Why it matters: Bloomberg sums up the impact of what it calls a "provocative remark" as something "sure to give pause to any European official fearful that President Donald Trump might ease sanctions and let the former Soviet state slip back into it Russia's orbit, even as tensions with Moscow are running high."

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