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Obama snubs Poroshenko

Posted by seumasach on September 22, 2014

Poroshenko puts on brave face after U.S. refusal over status

Russia Beyond The Headlines

19th September, 2014

Moskovsky Komsomolets writes that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was not able to reach an agreement with his American counterpart Barack Obama on the supply of heavy weaponry to Ukraine and on granting Ukraine special status as a non-NATO American ally. The Ukrainian President commented on the refusal in the following manner: “Obama has said ‘no,’ since we already have a special status. The level of cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine on matters of security and defense is much higher than the one required by the status of a principal non-NATO ally.” However, Moskovsky Komsomolets believes that Poroshenko’s optimistic tone is just an attempt to “sweeten the pill.” Meanwhile, the newspaper reports that Poroshenko, in his own words, was satisfied with his visit to the U.S., “despite the fact that not all his plans were realized.”

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