Lethal Weaponry For Ukraine: Candidate for top position in Trump's cabinet stands for arming Ukraine
Politics17:54 Nov. 10, 2016

Candidate for top position in Trump's cabinet stands for arming Ukraine

Newt Gingrich leads the list of those who are likely to be selected as US Secretary of State

One of the main contenders for the top position in the new US cabinet supports the idea of arming Ukraine as it fights Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern part of the country.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is eyed as the main candidate for the US Secretary of State.

Speaking to Ukraine's Yevropeiska Pravda in September, Gingrich stated that if Trump won the election, he would have likely lifted the ban on supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine.

"Assisting Ukraine only 'in words', without giving appropriate modern weapons for protection is a defeat for the United States. Trump will make it different," he said.

Several mainstream media have predicted that a 73-year-old politician and diplomat will be appointed the country's next top diplomat.

CNN has compiled a list of five potential candidates, which includes, besides Gingrich, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.

The Wall Street Journal considers Gingrich and Bolton contenders, as well as Bob Corker.

BBC calls Gingrich main contender for the post and recalls that he quit the speakership because of ethics violations.

Agence France-Presse also believes that Gingrich will become the new U.S. Secretary of State. An early Trump supporter, Gingrich reportedly made the New York billionaire's shortlist of potential vice presidential running mates but was passed over in favor of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the publication wrote.

Source: UNIAN


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