Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko gave an interview to Financial Times, in which he said he wished his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to 'bring Vladimir Putin back to the right way'. The Ukrainian presidential administration reported that, quoting Poroshenko as saying.
'I wish Mr. Trump success in his efforts, as he brings Putin back on the right path. Knowing him like I do, I'm sure he expects our failure. But that's not out option, and it never was', Poroshenko said.
The Ukrainian president also reiterated that the meeting of the U.S. and Russian leaders will coincide with the 28th anniversary of Ukrainian Parliament's approval of the Declaration of the State Sovereignty. 'It was the step that became another impetus for Ukraine on its way to independence', he said as quoted.
As is known, the meeting of the two leaders is to take place in Helsinki on July 16. The sides will discuss a broad range of issues, including the latest developments in conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
The leadership of NATO fears that US President Donald Trump during his meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin can come to a number of agreements that bypass the interests of the Alliance. This was stated by the coordinator of the ruling coalition of Germany on transatlantic cooperation Peter Beyer in an interview for the newspaper Funke Mediengruppe, reported Reuters.
According to Beyer, there is growing concern among members of the Alliance over possible cooperation between the US and Russia. "We in the alliance feel growing concern about the agreements that can be reached at the meeting between Trump and Putin," he said. He noted that the rest of the NATO members were not involved in the planning of the summit of the two presidents and the development of issues that will be raised during the talks on July 16 in Helsinki.