Thur, Sept 21, 2017: Trump meets with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko

President Trump met Thursday with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, praising the stability his government achieved despite interference and aggressive moves by Russia on its borders.

“I wouldn’t say it is the easiest place to live right now, but you’re making it better and better on a daily basis,” Mr. Trump said.

He said “borders” would be a major topic of their discussion, which took place on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Continue reading “Thur, Sept 21, 2017: Trump meets with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko”

Thur, Sept 21, 2017: Trump meets with leaders of Afghanistan, Ukraine, S. Korea, Japan, and Turkey

In the morning, President Trump heads back to the New York Palace Hotel where he will meet – separately – with the leaders of Afghanistan, Ukraine, and South Korea.

The president will also have a working lunch and meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister and then meet with the president of Turkey.

He then heads to the Wall Street Heliport where Marine One will take him back to his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Tue, June 20, 2017: Trump meets with Ukraine President Petro Proshenko, levels more sanctions against Russia

US President Donald Trump has said he had “very, very good discussions” with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Washington.

During the meeting, billed as a “drop-in”, they discussed “support for the peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine”, the White House said. Continue reading “Tue, June 20, 2017: Trump meets with Ukraine President Petro Proshenko, levels more sanctions against Russia”

Thur, Feb. 2, 2017: Trump tells Ukrainian politician he won’t lift Russia sanctions

During an unusual private meeting on the sidelines of Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump promised a Ukrainian opposition leader that the United States won’t lift sanctions on Russia until it pulls out of Ukraine, according to three people briefed on the meeting.

Within hours of meeting with both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the prayer breakfast, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko relayed the contents of the meeting to separate audiences at the Heritage Foundation and the Hudson Institute, according to people who attended the off-the-record events at the conservative think tanks.

The sources said that Tymoshenko, a member of parliament who is positioning herself for a presidential campaign against the beleaguered incumbent president Petro Poroshenko, told the think tanks that Trump assured her he would “not abandon” Ukraine, which claims that Russian troops are responsible for increased fighting in the region near the countries’ shared border. The international community largely supports this view, but Moscow denies it and blames the fighting on pro-Russian separatists.

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