Putin, Trump discuss Ukraine “without details”

2017/11/13 18:00:29

Analyst: “…we expect that far right, anti-immigrant parties will continue to make gains in European elections, which will gradually work towards Putin’s advantage in attempting to get sanctions relaxed in EU legislative bodies.”

 

 


KYIV, Nov 13, 2017 - Russian President Putin and U.S. President Trump discussed the conflict in Ukraine “but without details” at the economic summit this weekend in Vietnam, Concorde Capital informed its clients in an online advisory today. The information had come from Russian Presidential Administration head Dmitry Peskov, as reported by the tass.ru news agency. The two leaders had several informal discussions on Nov. 11, news reports said, marking the first time they met after Trump’s election as president. “Ukraine was mentioned, it was ascertained that the situation is complicated but there was no (detailed) discussion,” he said, as reported by tass.ru. They didn’t hold a formal meeting because “relations between Russia and the U.S. haven’t emerged from crisis,” Putin had said earlier.

 

Concorde analyst Zenon Zawada added: “Russia isn’t going to change its policy on Ukraine until after the March 2018 presidential elections, at the earliest. But we believe the military aggression will continue through 2019. As for the U.S., it’s apparent now that Trump won’t have the political capital to change its Russia policy for the remainder of his term (until 2020). Therefore, the U.S. sanctions will remain in place for that duration.

 

“Until then, attempts will be made to introduce UN peacekeepers in Donbas, which we don’t expect to succeed. What we do expect is that far right, anti-immigrant parties will continue to make gains in European elections, which will gradually work towards Putin’s advantage in attempting to get sanctions relaxed in EU legislative bodies.”

 

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For more information, link here: www.concorde.ua

 

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