The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, held a telephone conversation with the President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Poroshenko and Trump discussed the Russian Federation’s annexation of the Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine.
“The issue of Russian aggression and illegal annexation of the Crimea was raised by the President-elect of the United States during our telephone conversation,” Poroshenko stated during a press conference in Brussels.
Poroshenko did not disclose the details of their conversation but added that he provided Trump with very detailed information on the situation in the Crimea and the Donbas. The President of Ukraine also assured that Ukraine has and will continue to have strong bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress.
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stated that he also had a conversation with Trump about Ukraine and said that Trump’s reaction was prospective compared to some statements made during the electoral campaign. Trump has repeatedly made statements regarding Ukraine and the Crimea, where he hinted at the legality of annexing the Crimea. Trump also made it clear that he was not interested in the Ukrainian issue.