Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that the words of the US Republican Party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, regarding the Crimea are pre-election rhetoric. He was referring to Trump’s statements about possibly recognizing the Crimea as Russian territory. Poroshenko said this during an interview with CNN.
“It is part of the pre-election rhetoric. The future president, no matter who it is, will be a very responsible person,” Poroshenko said.
Trump has previously and repeatedly stated in his campaign speeches that if he is elected, he will consider the issue of the recognition of the Crimea as Russian territory. He also said that Crimean residents want to be a part of Russia and not Ukraine.