The end of the Russian military aggression in Donbass is possible in exchange for Ukraine’s recognition of the occupied Crimea part of Russia. This was assumed by American Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter in an interview to the Voice of America.
“Are Ukrainians ready to concede Russia the point of Crimea, recognizing that many Russians and a lot of people who feel close to Russia live there? As well as recognizing that Russians want to build a military base there, which they will not lose. What do Ukrainians want? Do they want the United States to invade Crimea? It’s impossible! But what is possible? Is it bad if Russians are not ready to leave Crimea, but ready to leave the Eastern Ukraine?” wondered the Congressman.
In addition, Hunter suggested that elected President of the United States Donald Trump would sign a draft law to provide the Ukrainian army with help. He noted that the United States wanted to equip Ukrainians not only with night vision devices and clothing, but with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weaponry as well as with anti-drones systems and counterbattery radars too.
“We want to make Russians know that it will be costly if they move to the West. Putin will not be able to block it, he will not be allowed to,” said the US Congressman and added that he believed it would be fair.
The Congressman also claims that Trump will be able to agree with Putin so that the situation in Ukraine will not at least worsen. Besides, he says, Ukrainians must be present at the negotiating table and Crimea must be among the possible give-ons.