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Russia Sanctions Are Firm, Trump's U.N. Envoy Signals

UNITED NATIONS -- Nikki R. Haley, the new American ambassador to the United Nations, condemned Russia on Thursday for its recent ''aggressive actions'' in eastern Ukraine.

''We do want to better our relations with Russia,'' Ms. Haley said during her first remarks to an open briefing of the United Nations Security Council. ''However, the dire situation in eastern Ukraine is one that demands clear and strong condemnation of Russian actions.''

She made it clear that American sanction

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