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Ukrainian leader Poroshenko to meet James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis on 24 August

Ukrainian leader Poroshenko to meet James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis on 24 August

KIEV, (Sputnik) – The press service of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed on Saturday information about his meeting with US Defense Secretary James Mattis on August 24.

On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon told Sputnik that Mattis would visit Ukraine on August 24 and hold meetings with Poroshenko and Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.

“On August 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will hold talks with US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who will visit Kiev on the occasion of the Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations,” the press service said.

The US secretary of defense aims to reiterate during bilateral discussions the President Donald Trump administration’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to improving the strategic defense partnership between the United States and Ukraine, according to Pentagon.

George Tuka, the Ukrainian deputy minister for temporary occupied territories and internally displaced persons, said earlier in the day that Mattis’ visit might influence the situation in Donbas and Crimea, though no concrete steps would be taken immediately.

“I hope that, on the one hand, it will lead to the strengthening of our armed forces, and, on the other hand, [it will result in] US authorities’ pressure on those actors within their country that … are only guided by business interests, who face losses due to sanctions against Russia … I do not think that this visit will result tomorrow in concrete actions. Certain agreements will be reached, perhaps, they will be implemented in some time,” Tuka told the 112 Ukraine broadcaster.

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According to Tuka, ‘the common vision of the future development of bilateral relations will be discussed” at Poroshenko, Mattis meeting.

The military conflict in Donbas started in 2014, when the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) that refused to recognize the new government in Kiev, which came to power after what many considered to be coup.

Crimea rejoined Russia after almost 96 percent of its voters supported the move through a referendum held in March 2014. Brussels as well as Kiev and Washington, did not recognize the referendum results. Russian authorities have repeatedly said that the Crimean residents decided to rejoin Russia in a democratic procedure and that the referendum was conducted in compliance with international law.

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stevek9
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stevek9

I hope we realize that the Russians have given up being ‘nice’ and if we do something like arm Ukraine and they attack the Donbass, Russia is going to act, consequences be damned.

Hamletquest
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Hamletquest

I imagine when they are talking about sovereignty they will cover the legitimacy in international law of the 22 Feb 2014 coup in Keiv..?

Jose Cruz
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Jose Cruz

Take care Porky, you are very vulnerable in front of the Mad Dog.

7.62x54r
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7.62x54r

US military is now running the Trump Admin. The consequences of this coup will be bad. Countries whose military ran their civilian governments include: Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy, Zionist Israel, post-WWII US, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Chile under Pinochet.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

An unfortunate name (Mad Dog) meets an unfortunately, totally corrupt Quisling, Petro Poroshenko (Valtsmann), Odessa fake-jew, Oligarch, Mafia don and Judas.
The meeting itself is treason against the Ukrainian people and a violation of international law.
There is infinitely more legitimacy to Crimea than there is to the CIA/USSD/NATO-run former, The Ukraine.
The ever more ridiculous USA legitimizes Nazi Nulandistan at its own peril. The principle of international law has been killed by the West. Its lack will, one day soon, leave not only the hapless victims of the Anglo-Zionist Empire, but the Empire itself undefended.

dave3200
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dave3200

Why would Mattis leave the comforts of home and the abundance of liars in DC to visit Poroshenko? Is he trying to learn new ways to lie? Poroshenko is the best in the world.

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

The Poroshenko government has far less of a mandate to determine Ukraine’s future as of the beginning of this year, than did the Yanukovitch government at the end of 2013, shortly before the coup..
Yanukovitch’s approval rating was an average of 28% throughout Ukraine whereas Poroshenko’s was just 17%, and that’s according to US pollster Gallup.
Gallup’s polling also did not include Crimea or DPR/LPR for obvious reasons, but which would have given Poroshenko an even LOWER percentage.
Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership

SHAUN BYATT
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SHAUN BYATT

haha when being in the 1% is not where you want to be (1% approval).

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