No matter, I will get to see the US President Donald trump with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin before the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. What matters is what trump will speak at the meeting with Putin. About this, commenting on the possible appointment of Donald trump with Vladimir Putin in late may, “Today” said former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst.
“While this is possible meeting is just a rumor. No matter, I will get to see trump with Putin before Poroshenko. What matters is what trump will speak at the meeting with Putin. If the United States continues to condemn the Russian aggression, to support sanctions, will continue to support Ukraine summit with Putin should not create problems for Kiev. In this direction Ukraine should focus its efforts,” said John Herbst.
On the question of a possible reduction in the U.S. financial assistance to Ukraine in 2018, former US Ambassador in Ukraine said, “the Administration trump plans to cut nearly all aid programs of the United States, including Ukraine. But it is likely that Congress will not allow the reduction was as great as offers a team of trump.”
We will remind, earlier this week the American edition “Foreign Policy” reported that published in March by the US administration, the budget plan envisages a reduction in the volume of aid to Ukraine to 2018 to nearly $400 million from $570 million to $177 million
As later explained in the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States, information on the reduction of us aid by 68.8% should be considered taking into account the U.S. financial assistance to Ukraine in the form of loan guarantees. “In particular, in 2016 the United States has provided Ukraine with a loan guarantee of $1 billion, which required funding from the budget of the United States in the amount of about $300 million At the same time, in 2018, thanks to the achieved financial stability and expected growth of economy of Ukraine the parties provide financial assistance in the form of loan guarantees”, – stated in the message.