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Pompeo explains Trump's administration policy on Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State compared Trump's policy to Obama’s and took pride in what the current president has done for Ukrainian people
08:37, 12 November 2019

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is proud of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration policy on Ukraine. He said this in an interview with US TV channel WCSC-TV during a visit to the prestigious Cadet Corps in South Carolina on Veterans Day.

“I was part of America’s Ukraine policy, we were very clear. We wanted to make sure that the corruption that had been existing in Ukraine for an awfully long time was reduced, that (President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky - ed.) had the capability to do that, and then this president wanted to make sure to that Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be able to inflict hardship on the people of Ukraine. So we provided defensive weapon systems to the people of Ukraine. The previous administration chose not to do that. They chose to provide blankets. We gave them real weapons where they could fight against the Russians. I’m proud of what the administration did with us Ukraine policy.”

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Pompeo hopes that all the witnesses will be accurate and truthful in their words when they testify at the Congress.

As we reported earlier, National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Robert O'Brien said the United States cannot promise eternal military assistance to Ukraine. He stated this on the air of CBS channel.

"I can’t promise that the United States will do something forever, but so far we are the first administration to send weapons to Ukraine, I think this is very important," Trump's advisor said.

Related: House of Representatives publishes transcript of Taylor's interrogation on Trump's pressure on Ukraine

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