( CNN) At initial glimpse, the West's current messages to Russia might barely look even more baffled.

PresidentTrump, under examination in the United States for mingling with Russia throughout the 2016 political election project, has actually zigzagged hugely on Russia, making it virtually difficult to recognize an approach. But the Trump management is taking into consideration fines past those presently added Russia for attacking Ukraine in 2014 and also various other violations of worldwide legislation.

Blurringthe image even more are Russian President Vladimir Putin's unfaltering close friends in Europe, the majority of them located amongst the much right, consisting of in Austria's conservative federal government.

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