Expert explains Trump's silence on Ukraine at presser with Putin
President of the United States Donald Trump at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the first ever summit of the two leaders in Helsinki chose to show caution, avoiding the Ukraine issue, according to Mykola Kapitonenko, an associate expert at the International Center for Advanced Studies.
"After some vague hints on Crimea, I think Trump's team convinced him that with the Ukraine issue is better to address with caution in order not to make concessions to the Kremlin," Kapitonenko said.
"Besides, he's less interested in this topic than, say, in the spread of nuclear weapons or the war in Syria," suggested the expert.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Vladimit Putin at the same press conference confirmed that Donald Trump's position on Crimea is that the Ukrainian peninsula has been annexed illegally.