President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in conversation with the lead CNN with Fareed Zakaria, which aired in the evening of 25 September, commented on the statement of the candidate in US presidents from Republican party of Donald trump that in case of a victory on presidential election he will consider recognition of Crimea as part of Russia.
“This is not only a privilege to be an American and vote for the future President, but if you will allow me a lot of responsibility. Because you choose the President of the country, which will be a world leader. This world leader is important not only for US but for the preservation of democracy, freedom, values, in a very difficult world situation. If I may, I can say that this (statement trump ) part of the election rhetoric. I think after the election — whoever becomes President — he will be the responsible leader of a great American nation,” — said Poroshenko.
Answering a journalist’s question about which countries have recognized the Russian Crimea, Poroshenko said: “a few, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba. No, sorry, Cuba does not recognize, it was only a statement, not official.”
The Ukrainian leader during his visit to new York for the UN General Assembly met with the candidate in US presidents from Democratic party Hillary Clinton. In an interview with CNN, Poroshenko said that he was “pleasantly surprised” awareness and involvement of Clinton in the processes taking place in Ukraine.
Poroshenko planned to meet with the Republican candidate, but the meeting did not take place. The Ukrainian President explained it, “mismatching graphs. Asked the host of CNN about how he refers to the fact that trump his “ignored”, Poroshenko said that about the disregard on the part of trump.
Trump in July this year stated that, in his opinion, the people of Crimea would prefer to be with Russia, but not where it was before,” and confirmed his intention to consider recognition of Crimea as part of Russia in case of victory in the elections. The Republican candidate also claimed that the attempt by the US force to return the Crimea to Ukraine could lead to world war III.
Crimea became part of Russia after a referendum held on the Peninsula March 16, 2014. Ukrainian authorities and Western countries did not recognize the referendum results and called this step “annexation.” In Kiev, the Crimea is a temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.