Frankfurter Rundschau. Kiev shaking in front of Donald trump

In dealing with a crisis in Ukraine, «the leadership headed by President Petro Poroshenko with horror waiting for the arrival to power of a new American President Donald trump, «writes the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. In particular, Kiev «fears that Ukraine’s interests may be sacrificed in favor of an agreement between trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin«. Now to calm the Ukrainians in Kiev the last time you went to negotiate the outgoing Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, «Ukraine has made a contribution to the cooling of relations with Washington,» the newspaper notes, reminding that «during the election campaign in the United States this Eastern European country made a bid for Hillary Clinton, which there was even more hard line against Russia and supply more powerful weapons to fight separatists in the East of Ukraine, which, in turn, enjoy the support of the Kremlin.» But in the end, contrary to expectations, defeated the Republican «trump, who caught the Ukrainian leadership by surprise,» emphasizes the newspaper.

In August, as recalled by the Frankfurter Allgemeine, the prosecution anti-corruption Committee in Kyiv led to the resignation of the head of the electoral headquarters of the trump Paul Manafort. Manafort, as claimed in Kiev, supposedly in 2014(so in the original. — Ed.) being adviser to ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, received from black accounts for about 11 million euros. Then the resignation of Manafort was «a serious blow to the team Republicans» and Ukrainian journalist and MP Serhiy Leshchenko, who published these materials, literally cheered. «I believe that trump will never recover from this blow,» said Leshchenko. In Kiev, as discussed later, were convinced that «it is unlikely Leshchenko and anti-corruption Committee would have done so without the support of the presidential administration». Ultimately, these allegations could not be proven, and after the victory trump the election in November in the Ukrainian Ministry backpedaled and said that Ukraine has not conducted any investigation against an American citizen Manafort.

Moreover, investigation of the influential American magazine Politico revealed that «Ukrainians have influenced elections in the United States in another way». So, employees of the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, allegedly played along with the Democrats and provided them with information about possible links trump with Russia.

Not very flattering about the candidate the police were called and a number of Ukrainian high-ranking politicians. When trump, for example, in 2014, has promised to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia, the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov called it «a dangerous loser» and the ex-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk — «the problem for the free world».

«As a result, now on the banks of the Dnieper little hope for help from overseas», — concludes the newspaper. The more that the grounds for concerns about a possible «thaw» between the US and Russia not so long ago created the German tabloid Bild, who wrote that Henry Kissinger allegedly works for trump’s agreement with Moscow to bypass Ukraine.

«As a result, for Ukraine the situation is becoming more and more difficult,» admits a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council David A. Merkel.

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Frankfurter Rundschau. Kiev shaking in front of Donald trump 16.01.2017

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