Ukraine is far from the priorities of U.S. President Donald trump, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will have a chance to bond with US during a personal meeting. About it in his column for “Reporter” wrote the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization “Eurasian democratic initiative” (new York) Peter Zalmaev.
He recalled that more recently, trump didn’t even know that the Russian force took the Crimea from Ukraine.
“All the usual for Ukrainian diplomacy formulas do not apply in dialogue with trump. The more that still trump knowledge about Ukraine was limited by the fact that the first lady of the United States in girlfriends was a Ukrainian model Oksana Kuchma – the wife of controversial famous people’s Deputy Artemenko. Trump had no idea that the Crimea was annexed by Russia in the result of military occupation, which is confirmed by the relevant UN resolutions. Besides the work of the Ukrainian diplomats is complicated by the well-known Trump the facts of participation of some Ukrainian politicians to antithrombosis campaign during the presidential race,” said Zalmai.
He noted that trump may be interested in meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as a red herring to say: “Putin, I don’t have to.” The expert also believes that the Pro-Ukrainian senators McCain, Graham and Cardin is ready to continue to sponsor a congressional resolution in support of Ukraine as the “Outpost of Western civilization,” which is “dangerous Vladimir Putin”.
“However, the trump Ukraine is still far from priorities. The American leader who came to power under the motto of the isolationist “America First” (America first), taglines on the construction in Ukraine of Western democracy and progress in the fight against corruption have not weight as such. They just don’t fit in with his political Outlook,” said Zalmai.
According to him, trump President, businessman Poroshenko during a meeting with the American leader may be the fact that trump is a businessman to the brain and bones, which sees the policy as an integral part of absnece.
“Do not underestimate the personal qualities of the Ukrainian President. Fluent in English, Poroshenko has shown that he knows how to charm Western leaders, which is very useful when dealing with the American President. Not referring to the category of politicians who prefer long to observe and analyze, as example, the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of trump impulsive politician, he remains under the impression last meeting, and often repeats the sentiment expressed by the last speaker, but as their own. If the person their arguments fail to impress President trump, you will be able to enlist his support. At least for the near future – definitely,” added the expert.
Previously Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev said that the meeting between Donald trump and Peter Poroshenko to be held before the scheduled July meeting of Putin with the President of the United States.
In an interview with “Today,” Elisha explained that the postponement of the visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Washington to meet with his American counterpart Donald trump is connected only with internal problems in the White house.