In a meeting with then-President Poloshenko, Donald Trump asked if the US military was in Ukraine in 2017.
The revelation was made in a new book by former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
“It was embarrassing that he didn’t know where to deploy our troops,” she wrote.
President Donald Trump asked if U.S. forces were in Ukraine during a meeting in the presidential office with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2017, according to a new book by former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Parents..
At the meeting, Trump asked his national security adviser, HR McMaster, whether the US military was in Donbus, a Ukrainian territory claimed by Russian-backed separatists.
According to the Guardian, “a positive answer to that question would have meant that the United States was in a shootout with Russia,” Jovanović wrote in the book.
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“I was confused that he didn’t know where our army, that is, his army, was deployed. I had no choice but to imagine what the Ukrainians were thinking.”
At the same meeting, Trump told Poroschenko, according to the Guardian, that Ukraine was “a corrupt country he knew because a Ukrainian friend of Mar-a-Lago told him.”
She also claims that Trump said, “Crimea was Russian because the locals spoke Russian.”
Russia invaded and annexed the Ukrainian Peninsula Crimea in 2014 in a move that was widely criticized by the international community.
Jovanović said the other attendees of the conference “maintained the poker face” because then President Trump made such a valuable comment.
The former ambassador describes the meeting in her next book, Lessons from the Edge: Memoirs.
She was the US Ambassador to Ukraine until she did Removed from her post by Trump In 2019, in his attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden by withholding military aid.The scandal is finally Trump’s The first impeachment.
Jovanović wrote in the book that he had the impression that “Trump attended the conference by regarding Ukraine as a smaller and weaker” loser “country than Russia.”
She added: [Russian President Vladimir] Putin was a source of frequent and ongoing concern. “
But she wrote that Trump was surprised by Poroschenko, who was “as physically imposing as Trump” and “a millionaire businessman.”
The revelation from Jovanović’s book comes a few weeks after Russian President Vladimirputin launches a military invasion of Ukraine.
Putin has been playing cards for the past few weeks “Smart” He explained the legitimacy of the invasion of Ukraine as follows: “Familiarity” and “genius”.
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