America has ALWAYS been about reaching out beyond it’s borders….
It has lent a head just about everywhere…
America has ALWAYS has it’s doors open to accept people from all over the planet…
America has also tried to ship ‘democracy’ to other countries….
All of the above is NOT what the United States of America’s President believes in…
For the past 3 years?
It has been up to others to fill the void….
(And try to counter Trump’s unswerving effort to assist Russian interests around the globe)
Ukrainians are used to hearing the West call for stability in their country. This fall, the roles have reversed.
“Ukraine would very much like to see a stable political situation in the States,” Oleksandr Turchynov, the previous Ukrainian president’s national security adviser, said in an interview. The relationship between Kiev and Washington, he added, “is a question of life and death for us.”
As the impeachment spectacle unfolds in Washington, attention is focused on President Trump and the ramifications for domestic politics. But the scandal is having a major impact on Ukraine, weakening President Volodomyr Zelensky’s position as he hopes to start face-to-face talks in coming weeks with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia over ending the war with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Mr. Putin has sent signals that he’s prepared to dial down tensions with Ukraine, especially since this could help him escape from economic sanctions imposed by Europe and the United States. But he wants to end the war on his terms, and thanks to the disarray in American policy in Ukraine, politicians and officials in Kiev say, the chances of that are improving.