Reuters: Ukraine hopes Trump is 'no Tsar', will not abandon Kiev
Ukrainian authorities are laying the groundwork for President Petro Poroshenko to visit Washington early next year, hoping to shore up U.S. support against Russia and allay concerns about what a Donald Trump presidency means for Kiev.
Ukraine has relied on Western support and economic aid since street protests in 2014 which toppled a Kremlin-backed president and were followed by a war with pro-Russian separatists and Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine.
Some of Trump's campaign comments, from appearing to recognize Crimea as part of Russia to contemplating an end to U.S. sanctions on Russia, stoked fears in Kiev that Trump will mend ties with Moscow at Ukraine's expense.
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WNU Editor: This relationship is going to get testy when Donald Trump's administartion starts to deterrmine what they should do with Ukraine. I expect them to drawback from Ukraine Presdeint Poroshenko, and I also expect the Trump administartion to put pressure on the Ukraine government and on European governments to push for a political settlement involving the Ukraine government and with its Ukraine-Russian population in the eastern part of the country who have been fighting now for over two years.
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