Trump wants to see Ukraine get its territory back – U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine

Trump wants to see Ukraine get its territory back – U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine

US President Donald Trump wants to achieve a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine and see Ukraine regain its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said this in a commentary to The Global POLITICO.

"I know, having heard from the president directly on this, he wants to do this. He wants to make peace; he wants to see this [conflict in Donbas] resolved; he wants to see Ukraine get its territory back. It’s crystal clear," Volker said.

As noted in the article, the most pressing current issue that could well blow up Volker’s talks—and further erode Trump’s hopes of improved relations with Putin—are weapons sales to Ukraine. After months of internal debates, both the Pentagon and the State Department have reportedly recommended Trump approve a $47 million package of arms, including Javelin anti-tank missiles that Ukraine has heavily lobbied for.

But Trump himself has not yet signed off and many Russia watchers believe he remains reluctant to do so, the author of the article notes.

So, with the Russian presidential election looming and the fate of the Ukraine talks with Surkov still unclear, it’s possible the U.S. may not act on the recommendation anytime soon.

“There isn’t any decision here,” Volker is quoted as saying.


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