U.S. ex-ambassadors to Ukraine state third party's attempts to involve Ukraine into American politics

Source : 112 Ukraine

They made a joint statement, commenting on the recenty released "Poroshenko-Biden tapes"
08:03, 27 May 2020

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv in November 2014

The recent release of scandalous "Poroshenko-Biden tapes" could be an attempt of a third party to involve Ukraine in the forthcoming U.S. presidential election. This is mentioned in the joint statement of the former U.S. Ambassadors to Ukraine released by Atlantc Council.    

"Over the past three decades, the United States and Ukraine have developed a broad and robust relationship that serves the interests of both countries, countries that share values such as democracy, liberty, and human freedom. Ukraine’s success in developing as an independent, stable, democratic state with a strong market economy, anchored to European institutions, advances the US interest in a more stable and secure Europe", the statement says.

The former officials claimed that this bilateral relationship "has long enjoyed wide bipartisan support in the United States, including in Congress and from both Republican and Democratic presidents alike", as well as in Ukraine's political circles. 

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"We have worked over the years to build and strengthen the US-Ukrainian strategic partnership established in 1996. We thus are disheartened by efforts to inject Ukraine into America’s domestic politics as the 2020 US presidential election approaches. Those efforts advance a false and toxic narrative, one with no basis in the reality of US-Ukraine relations, in order to weaken the relationship between the United States and Ukraine and sow division within our two countries. That serves neither country’s interests. We strongly condemn these efforts to divide our two countries and call on officials in both to avoid steps that will only erode the bilateral relationship and alienate our countries from one another", reads the letter.

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