Sunday, November 20, 2016
Ukraine Government Nervous On Losing Support From A Trump Administration
Defense News: Ukraine Vice PM: Less US Support Dangerous to Region’s Stability
HALIFAX – A high-ranking Ukrainian official warned that less support from the US to Ukraine – as it battles Russian aggression – could contribute to a much more destabilized region and have farther reaching effects.
“This equilibrium, if it is ruined, then it could actually lead to drastic consequences in other parts of the world,” Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the vice prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine, told Defense News in an interview Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum.
With a Donald Trump presidency looming, there is much uncertainty in terms of decisions he may make related to assisting Ukraine and building a new relationship with Russia. Should Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin strengthen, it could translate to weakened support for Ukraine’s defense against Russia.
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WNU Editor: They should worry. As I have said more than once .... this is a conflict that screams for a political solution .... and one that only the Ukraine government and the rebel groups in the east can resolve. If President-elect Trump can get this dialogue going .... kudos for him. Unfortunately .... if given a choice between losing U.S. support or continuing the war in the east .... my gut is telling me that Ukraine President Poroshenko will still continue the war.