Ukrainian President says he wasn t snubbed by Trump; cites scheduling conflict


Ukrainian Admiral Petro Poroshenko says he and Donald Trump absent a adventitious to accommodated this anniversary due to scheduling problems — a altered adaptation of contest than put advanced by a Democratic senator. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware said Wednesday that Poroshenko approved a affair with the GOP appointee during the United Nations General Assembly in New York but was ignored. Earlier this summer, I led a bipartisan appointment to Eastern Europe. We visited Ukraine in particular, and I apperceive Admiral Poroshenko of Ukraine was gluttonous a affair with Donald Trump while he was in New York affair with the admiral of Egypt, and was rejected, the Delaware Democrat told New Day host Chris Cuomo. But Poroshenko says that s not how it happened. We don t accept any refusal, the Ukrainian admiral said in an account on s Fareed Zakaria GPS, chalking it up to a scheduling battle during a awash few canicule of affair with 22 active of state. Poroshenko said he didn t booty the abridgement of a affair with Trump as a snub, citation bipartisan abutment in for his country in Congress.Earlier Wednesday a Ukrainian official accepted to that Poroshenko s appointment requested a affair with both Trump and Democratic presidential appointee Hillary Clinton but alone accustomed a acknowledgment from Clinton, who agreed to the meeting.A bulletin larboard with Trump s attack Wednesday was not anon returned.Trump did accommodated Monday with Egyptian Admiral Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, during which the two discussed the cardinal mutual accord amid the US and Egypt, according to a Trump attack account afterwards the meeting. Clinton s affair with Poroshenko took abode aloof a few account afore Trump met with el Sisi a abbreviate ambit away. Afore that affair the Democratic appointee said she was attractive advanced to talking about the challenges Ukraine faces, primarily the absolute absolute problems and threats from Russian aggression. Clinton added that she was anxious to apperceive how we can be admiring of those efforts. Coons — a articulate adherent of Clinton for admiral — was quick to articulation Trump s accommodation not to accommodated with Poroshenko to absolute comments Trump has fabricated about Russian Admiral Vladimir Putin and his country, a primary geopolitical adversary to Ukraine. Donald Trump s statements about Ukraine and Putin advance a alarming abridgement of acquaintance with Putin s absolute almanac of advancing a adjoining country and a alarming abridgement of account for or acquaintance with our NATO accord alliances, he said.Coons continued, In affairs I had with active of accompaniment in contempo canicule actuality in New York City, they all bidding absolute affair or questions about Donald Trump s address or fettle to serve as president. Trump s address on Ukraine and Russia throughout the US presidential acclamation has prompted criticism and scrutiny, alike from associates of his own party. The GOP appointee has accepted Putin as a baton far added than our Admiral has been a leader, and appropriate that the United States shouldn t automatically appear to the aegis of NATO allies in Eastern Europe who are threatened by an more advancing Russia if those countries don t abundantly armamentarium their own militaries.

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