Media: Kyiv negotiates establishment of US military base in Ukraine

The Russian newspaper Izvestia claims, citing its sources, that Kyiv is in talks with the United States on the possibility of the construction of a US military base in Ukraine. According to Izvestia, the information was also confirmed by a member of the Verkhovna Rada from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Ivan Vinnyk. Vinnyk said the new American military base will protect the country from Moscow’s threats.

However, Izvestia states that despite US support, Washington would not give Ukraine official promises “since this step would lead to aggravating the relations with Moscow even further” and such a deployment of a military base in this region will make it vulnerable to Russia's response.

The Kremlin also doubts that the United States will establish a military base in Ukraine. According to the First Deputy of the Committee of the Federation Council on international affairs, Vladimir Dzhabarov, such a step would surprise many Americans, including current politicians.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his country "is under the threat of a full-scale war with the Russia".

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