At the request of the representatives of the applicant for the nomination for U.S. President from the Republican party, Donald trump of the official program of the party excluded the obligation to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.
According to the Washington Post, the delegates of the party at the meeting of the Committee platform on national security issues in Cleveland last week were surprised when the representatives of the election campaign trump organized a number of activities to ensure that future candidate for U.S. President will not take on the responsibility for granting Ukraine the weapons, which she asks of the United States, reports UNIAN.
As notes the edition, such changes are contrary to the views of almost all the leaders of the Republican party on foreign policy in Washington.
In the course of the meeting, the Committee member from Texas Diana Denman, who during the primaries had supported Ted Cruz, suggested the addition, which was expressed in the call for maintaining or strengthening sanctions against Russia, increased aid to Ukraine and «to provide lethal defensive weapons» to the Ukrainian military.
«Today, during after the cold war, the ideal of a United and free Europe is facing a strong challenge from the ongoing military aggression of Russia in Ukraine», — stated in the proposed addition.
Also in the proposals Denman States that «the Ukrainian people deserve our admiration and support in his fight».
The staff of trump’s staff, who were not delegates, and fulfilled the role of the observers intervened in the meeting and, in collaboration with the delegates who support trump was able to achieve a softening of the paper and suggest other edits that have changed the call for «providing lethal defensive weapons» to the call of providing «adequate assistance».
The publication reminded that the head of the election campaign trump by Paul Manafort previously more than ten years was a lobbyist for former President Viktor Yanukovych.
The proposed changes to be voted on and submitted to the program of the Republican party.
According to people close to the Trump, he believes that the biggest threat to Europe is not Russia, and Islamic terrorism and open borders. He advocates that the United States helped Europe in these matters and not go for confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Note that about a month ago, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer said that in case of victory in the presidential elections USA Hillary Clinton may provide Ukraine with stronger support: «I support Clinton for President. If she’s elected in November, you can expect that it will be based on the policies of President Obama and, perhaps, will render stronger support to Ukraine». «As for trump’s positions that he outlined today, significantly diverge from the main line of American foreign policy. He offered to restore relations with Russia and to reduce the attention of the US to NATO», — he explained.
We add that, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, to complete the Minsk process it is possible before the expiration of presidential term of Barack Obama. «There is such opportunity,» he said, noting that the current White house administration that could be part of the heritage of Obama – «we ended the conflict in the Donbas.» Ischinger explained that meant at least an agreement on how further events will develop.
Recall that the U.S. presidential election will be held November 8, 2016, and the powers of Obama at the head of the White house will end January 20, 2017.
In the United States from the program of the Republican party ruled out the point of granting Ukraine weapons. Trump insisted 19.07.2016