Trump would like to see Ukraine’s expenditure reports, Democrats’ funding

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April 18th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

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Politnavigator – by Inessa Sinchougova

The meeting of President Trump and President Poroshenko in the near future is unlikely – writes director of the “Ukrainian Politics” Fund, Kost Bondarenko.

“In February, Pavel Klimkin (diplomat) went [to the US] to organise a meeting between Poroshenko and Trump, and also prematurely announced it. Now we’re into April, but there is no set meeting date. As far as understand, there is no plan for it to occur it all.”

He noted that Klimkin went to Washington not for the purposes of organising the event, but to meet with lobbyists who are pro-Kiev. 

“Poroshenko has many lobbyists on his side, who have promised him a meeting with President Trump. Nevertheless, Trump has voiced a number of questions in respect of this. The first time was during a meeting with Mrs. Merkel, when he asked why should the US, and not Europe, be responsible for the Ukraine? “

Secondly, it is said that Trump has agreed to meet with Poroshenko but only after sufficient reports have been received as to how Kiev has been spending US funding. Thirdly, Ukraine must make public all the transactions that took place between the Democrats and Kiev.

There are things that the Ukraine is silent about because these transactions included highly classified documentation for the delivery of arms to the area and the use of covert mercenaries from other countries on Ukrainian territory. 

“Revealing such information is not beneficial to the Ukraine at the current time, and so I believe this meeting is not going to occur” – writes the author. 

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