Trump will face opposition in Congress after compromise with Putin

Source : 112 Ukraine

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18:11, 11 December 2016

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US president-elect Donald Trump will be faced with strong opposition in Congress from both parties, if he tries to reach an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin that would jeopardize the sovereignty of Ukraine and security of allies in Eastern Europe. It was a senator from the Democratic Party of the USA, stated a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chris Coons in an interview with Foreign Policy, writes UNIAN.

Coons said he and other lawmakers are concerned about the fact that Trump can begin joint US-Russian campaign against the militants of an Islamic state in Syria.

"I think the idea that Donald Trump can go to some agreement with Putin on Ukraine and territorial integrity of Ukraine, (or) the Baltic countries and their status, will face the counteraction of the Congress," - said Coons.

The newspaper reminds that during the election campaign, Trump has repeatedly talked about his enthusiasm for Putin as a "strong leader" and pointed out that he would open to discussing an agreement with Moscow to enlist the support of Russia in the fight against Islamic state.

In addition, according to Foreign Policy, some Republicans in Congress have already warned that they will fight any attempt to go on concessions to Russia or alleviate sanctions against Moscow for its military intervention in Ukraine.

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