Mystery President

Yuriy Kulikov
14:20, 09 November 2016
Politics
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Opinion

No one really dares to predict what will the foreign policy of the new presidential administration of the world’s most powerful state after The Donald secured the electoral votes to claim victory in the exhausting and dramatic presidential race. It seems that the winner has no clue, either.

Before he set off toward big politics, Trump had little interest in global problems, which his country has been making great efforts to resolve. Beauty pageants held under his auspices gave only a general impression of the world’s diversity.

Having decided two years ago to devote himself to a career in politics, today’s winner of the U.S. presidential walked the path of piling up controversial and often contradictive statements with little respect to facts.

Having chosen a campaign slogan "Make America great again", Trump said that the U.S. should not teach other countries how to live, at the same time stressing the need to reaffirm his country’s leadership.

The future president did not reveal his plan for agreeing his course toward making his country great again with the aggressive regime of the Kremlin leader

In the list of causes of the deepening global crisis, Donald Trump pointed at the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin "does not like and does not respect U.S. President Barack Obama and Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton. At the same time, the future president did not reveal his plan for agreeing his course toward making his country great again with the aggressive regime of the Kremlin leader.

Trump said he wished to hold his first meeting with Putin before his inauguration January 20, 2017. As an appetizer to this conversation, he hinted at the possibility of recognizing the Russian occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea.

"We can say for sure that President Trump would “unlock” the issue of weapons in favor of Ukraine. Trump can say nice things about Putin, but in the meantime, he will sell Ukraine arms," former Speaker of the U.S. Congress Newt Gingrich said in September during his visit to Kyiv.

Here in Ukraine, we realize that Washington can both recognize the occupation of Crimea and at the same time start arming Ukraine. The U.S. administration will choose one option out of two. And no one knows exactly what it would be.

With great certainty, we can only say that if Hillary Clinton were elected, this would lead to the continuation of Obama's slurred foreign policy.

Putin openly bid on Trump in this election campaign, but will this dark horse meet the Russian leader’s expectations?

Namely, it was during Obama’s cadence when President Putin seized Crimea – that’s when several Ukrainian troops were killed – and then launched a bloody war in eastern Ukraine – that’s where over 10,000 Ukrainians lost their lives and another 1.7 million were forced to flee their homes.

Is it possible that the new U.S. president will turn a blind eye to these facts? Times of careless talking have ended. Now it’s time for some serious work.

Indeed, Vladimir Putin openly bid on Trump in this election campaign, but will this dark horse meet the Russian leader’s expectations?

In his first victory speech, Donald Trump has vowed that the U.S. will treat all nations fairly and promised "partnership", not "hostility".

His close ally Newt Gingrich has given Ukraine a more definite promise: "I am sure that the Ukrainian people have the right to defend themselves and their country. Conducting assistive policy towards Ukrainian only 'in words', without giving appropriate modern weapons for protection is a defeat for the United States. Trump will make it different."

We’ll wait and see.

The 1994 Budapest Memorandum on guarantees of Ukraine's territorial integrity was signed by the U.S. president. However, it was the Trump main rival’s husband, Bill Clinton.

Donald Trump will have to prove with his actions that the Ukraine will be treated "fairly".

Yuriy Kulikov

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