Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ukraine's President Poroshenko Wants More Western Support Against Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks as Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak (2nd R) and Chief of Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko (R) look on during Ukraine's Independence Day military parade in central Kiev, Ukraine August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Reuters: Ukraine's Poroshenko says tougher to secure Western support against Russia

It has become increasingly difficult for Ukraine to secure Western support in its fight against "Russian aggression" and a full-scale invasion from Russia cannot be ruled out, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday.

Poroshenko said Europe's internal strength was being tested by external issues such as the migration crisis and militant attacks, and warned elections in 2017 could see political forces more willing to compromise with the Kremlin take power.

His comments underline Ukrainian concerns about losing support in its standoff with Russia over the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and an ongoing conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region.

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WNU Editor: President Obama did make the case for Ukraine at the G20 .... Obama Calls For An 'Increase In Urgency' In Addressing Ukraine Conflict (RFE) .... but it is true that many Europeans are beginning to experience Ukraine fatigue, and Ukrainian President Poroshenko's constant demands for help are now falling on deaf ears. What's my prediction .... there will be no forward progress in resolving the Ukraine crisis until Poroshenko is gone. His poll numbers are in the low teens, but the next Presidential election is in (groan) 2019 .... which means 3 to 4 more years of this.

1 comment:

Jac said...

This Ukraine crisis is symbolic of the lowest, stupidest mismanagement of the Obama administration (Clinton was operative as this time).
I am pretty sure Obama will be regretted by Putin and Xi.