Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly in a column for the newspaper The Hill wrote that after the statements of the candidate in presidents of the United States Donald trump over Crimea, which, according to him, contrary to the official position of the Republican party, “many in Ukraine don’t know what to think.”
The diplomat admitted that the word trump can be speculation and won’t affect future US foreign policy. However, the words of presidential candidate Chaly has described as a “support violations of international law and the territorial integrity of a sovereign state”. In the eyes of the world comments trump, according to Chaly, they look alien to the country, which its partners as a reliable defender of democracy and international law.
“While Ukraine came in after the bloodshed on the Maidan, organized by then-President Viktor Yanukovych, Russia seized control of the Supreme Council of Crimea and the entire system of security,” says Chaly. A referendum on the Peninsula, the Ambassador called a sham, “conducted under the muzzles of the weapons and ignored the interests of the Crimean Tatars.
A statement on the Crimea Donald trump made in an interview with ABC News on July 31. Responding to a reporter’s question, the candidate in presidents of the United States stated that, in his understanding, the people of Crimea would prefer to be with Russia, but not where he was before.” Trump also confirmed his intention to consider recognition of Crimea as part of Russia in case of victory in the elections. Two days later, trump said that the attempt by the US force to return the Crimea to Ukraine could lead to World war III.