11:31 Aug. 5, 2016
Valeriy Chaly criticized recent Trump's comments on possible recognition of Russian Crimea and lifting sanctions against Moscow
Donald Trump's recent comments on possible recognition of Crimea as a part of Russia and lifting sanctions from Moscow have triggered criticism in Kyiv. Trump's statements send the wrong message to the world, Ukrainian ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly writes in his article for American newspaper The Hill.
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"Even if Trump's comments are only speculative, and do not really reflect a future foreign policy, they call for appeasement of an aggressor and support the violation of a sovereign country's territorial integrity and another's breach of international law", Chaly writes.
The Ambassador says, Trump's speech "stands in sharp contrast to the Republican party platform", which has nominated Trump as a Republican candidate for the US President.
"Since the Russian aggression, there has been bipartisan support for U.S. sanctions against Russia, and for such sanctions to remain in place until the territorial integrity of Ukraine is restored", the article reads.
On July 27, a journalist asked Trump if he'd recognize Crimea as Russian territory and lift sanctions from Moscow if he became the President. Trump answered: "we'll be looking at that".