Trump will face opposition in Congress if he makes concessions to Putin on Ukraine, - Senator

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lawmakers are concerned that Trump could launch a joint US-Russian campaign against militants
09:33, 11 December 2016

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US president-elect Donald Trump will face with strong opposition in Congress from both parties, if he tries to enter into an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin that would jeopardize the sovereignty of Ukraine and security of allies in Eastern Europe. It was reported by a Senator from the Democratic Party of the USA, a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chris Koons in an interview with Foreign Policy edition, "UNIAN" informs.

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Koons said he and other lawmakers are concerned about the fact that Trump can begin joint US-Russian campaign against the militants of "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, he will face the wall of opposition from the Congress," Koons said.

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The edition reminds that during the election campaign Trump has repeatedly claimed about his enthusiasm for Putin as a "strong leader" and pointed out that he would be open to discuss 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 make concessions to Russia or alleviate sanctions against Moscow for its military intervention in Ukraine.

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