In the interview to Sky News TV channel, President Petro Poroshenko noted that USA will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea.
“I have never had a doubt that no American President, including Donald Trump, will ever recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea,” the Head of State said. He recalled the Budapest Memorandum under which USA, UK, France and Russia guaranteed territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
The President emphasized that over the long time, both American parties - democrats and republicans - have supported Ukraine. “I have no doubt that the status of global leader of USA cannot be maintained without a clear position as regards Ukraine,” the Head of State stressed.
He reminded that he had several phone conversations with President Donald Trump, a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, efficient talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “We have a clear position: nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine. This was my message at the Munich conference and we received support from our partners,” the Head of State emphasized.