A victory by U.S. Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump, will weaken Ukraine’s position, as stated by an advisor to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, ex-NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in an interview with Apostrophe.
"If Hillary Clinton were elected as President, I expect that she would exert pressure on Russia until it implements the Minsk Agreements. If Donald Trump is elected, I’m afraid it will weaken Ukraine’s position," Rasmussen stated.
The advisor to the President also commented on the upcoming elections in Germany and France in 2017. "Once the situation in the U.S.A. is clarified, the presidential elections in France and parliamentary elections in Germany will be held. But I do not think that the election results either in France or in Germany will change the situation; these countries are not able to lift sanctions against Russia until it implements the Minsk Agreements," Rasmussen believes.
The Presidential elections in the U.S.A. will take place on 8 November 2016.