Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ukrainian President Says Trump Won’t Change U.S. Backing

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he doesn't believe the incoming administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will change Washington’s backing for the country, saying Mr. Trump had raised with him Russian “aggression” against Ukraine and its illegal annexation of Crimea, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Another sucker punch to libertarians who think Trump is going to roll back the U.S. empire.

More from WSJ:
The Ukrainian leader spoke by telephone to Mr. Trump last Friday. He said they had a detailed conversation which allowed Mr. Poroshenko to give the U.S. president-elect a run down of the conflict in eastern Ukraine between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists.

“I can confirm you that the question of Russian aggression, (and the) illegal annexation of Crimea was raised by President-elect Trump.”

Speaking alongside Mr. Poroshenko, European Council President Donald Tusk said that during his telephone conversation with Mr. Trump last Friday, the president-elect had also made comments about Ukraine which were “at least promising compared with some announcements during the campaign time.”

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