Will Donald Trump end the US-Ukraine love affair?

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September 21, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

– Yuri Selivanov, Antifashist – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

The US presidential candidate from the Republican Party, Donald Trump, ignored an invitation from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to meet “on the sidelines” of the UN General Assembly, the publication Foreign Policy writes.

 According to the publication, Trump’s headquarters “did not even bother to send Kiev a response to the invitation.” According to the candidate’s schedule, Trump has already visited North Carolina and intends to visit Ohio and Pennsylvania by the end of the week. Thus, he has no intention of meeting with Poroshenko.

This news, to put it mildly, does not match too well ex-speaker of the US House of Representative Newt Gingrich’s statement that Trump, if elected, could lift the ban on lethal weapon deliveries to Ukraine. If this is not outright fiction and if Trump really is “so passionate for Ukraine”, then he would not have avoided meeting with Poroshenko. On the contrary, he would have sought a meeting with him.

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But Trump’s refrain from this rendezvous says so much more. Ukraine is still one of the US’ key foreign policy issues. Surely, the leading candidate for president would have taken this into account if it would promise him at least some electoral points. However, it seems that Trump’s HQ doesn’t think so. This means neither more nor less than that the Ukrainian topic does not help so much in the battle for the presidential office. If this subject has ceased to be popular in the eyes of American voters and if its massaging by a US presidential candidate brings no benefit, or if it can only bring harm, then the Trump team’s decision can be considered correct.

Insofar as the “Ukrainian question” in the light of the current American reality is identical to meaning Washington’s support for the ruling putschist regime in Ukraine, then the conclusions begs itself that this support is increasingly frustrating US citizens, if not more. 

Thus, Trump’s refrain from meeting with Poroshenko, regardless of whether or not he will become the boss of the White House, means only bad news for the Kiev junta. And this is not only about the figure of Poroshenko himself. If support for Ukraine were as popular in America as before, then Trump would have undoubtedly, albeit holding his nose, met with Poroshenko in an instant. The position of being a candidate obliges such.

The main resource for the Kiev regime’s survival is the support of the US administration that is nearing its end. No American president can pursue policies in favor of a foreign government contrary to the majority of citizens’ opinion for too long. 

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