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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Expert: trump’s words about the Crimea — victory business logic on geopolitics

The candidate in US presidents from Republican party has again made a splash in the media and political circles. In the course of communication with journalists Donald trump said he will consider the issue of recognizing the Crimean Peninsula as Russian territory, if elected as President. The eccentric candidate has long been known for his loud and controversial speeches, so his words were regarded by many as a populist move. “MK” with the help of an expert attempted to understand why it is still not worth it to dismiss said trump and what might be behind his new statement.

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According to the chief researcher of the Institute of USA and Canada studies, Vladimir VASILIEV, it is likely that trump really intend to somehow implement his promise. “In his keynote speech July 21, trump made no reference to either Russia or Ukraine, — the expert reminded. — Although the program of the Republican party and says that the Americans will support Kiev… But perhaps a growing awareness that this is not necessary. And it can be said, business logic trump: who better to support? Previous logic, peculiar and Clinton, and Obama, is the geopolitics, territorial disputes, etc. Approach is similar to trump’s easier: the economic potential of Ukraine is not comparable with the potential of Russia, so the Americans need to develop economic relations with Moscow as more important partner. That is, for Russia, which Crimea will be preferable to the Ukraine with Crimea.”

In addition, said Vladimir Vasilyev, we are talking about provocative aspect: “trump’s Words can be interpreted as a call to Moscow in some way affect the election campaign. I, at least, such a call read. Sees it and the Obama administration. And this situation in the next two to three months can dramatically complicate Russian-American relations”. The particular importance of the statement of trump acquires and due to the fact that earlier representatives of the United States flatly denied even the possibility of reviewing its position on Crimea.

If a Republican wins the election, the expert said, he did not leave from the eight years of the Obama presidency: “trump very well develops a contrasting idea, showing that his presidency will be completely different from the Clinton presidency, which, obviously, will continue the current policy. He does it publicly, which is also important — he could not do loud statements. But trump chose now, when his approval rating on the rise, to push into the public consciousness the idea of improving Russian-American relations, so that people become accustomed to the inevitability of reversal in foreign policy.”

Thus, it concludes Vladimir Vasilyev, complete cancellation of the statement of trump populism is not worth it.


Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Mikhail Sheremet very quickly responded to the words of the presidential candidate of the United States. He recalled that “it is better to see once than to hear many times” by inviting trump to the Peninsula. And it is not yet clear whether the will of the American policies in the Crimea, sent a delegation of 11 French parliamentarians. They will stay on the Peninsula from 29 to 31 July.

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