Amid the rising tensions in U.S.-Ukrainian relations from “Ukrayina”, the author draws attention to a letter from U.S. diplomats, the current Kiev authorities. In his opinion, if Zelensky will not catch signals from Washington, the relations between the two countries will have serious problems.
After the Ukrainian media reported about the unspoken signals from the state Department, us diplomats have explained to the Ukrainian colleagues, what disastrous consequences may result from the intervention of the office of Vladimir Zelensky in the election campaign in the US — Americans went to public signals, a rather rare instrument in bilateral relations
The first such explicit signal, the collective letter of the former us ambassadors in Ukraine. Signed by all who could, except the second Ambassador William Miller and the eighth of Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, who is now working with the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Greece.
No need to console yourself with the illusion that this is a letter from retirees who just want to remind myself. American ambassadors, even in retirement — people system. And it is very different people, with different connections in American political circles. Someone appointed presidents-Republicans, some Democrats. For someone as Ambassador to Ukraine was the crown of a diplomatic career, and for someone — one of the stages. And the influence of such a person, for example John Tefft, the Embassy in Kiev, headed diplomatic missions of Lithuania and Georgia, and from the Ukrainian capital went to Moscow — is not determined by the stay in Ukraine.
To put their signatures under the joint statement, so many different people could make only one thing — a clear understanding of the threats to American-Ukrainian relations, threats to the Ukrainian and American interests in the region. And a clear understanding of the sentiments in the American establishment. No sentiment in any group, and sentiment generally. And what the President himself to Donald Trump or someone of his relatives may appeal the story of the conversation Poroshenko and Biden, nothing changes.
In the US, all it determines the system, not someone’s family or someone’s whim. Even if it’s at the whim of the head of state and even if it was his family. And when experienced diplomats claim that their “affect the attempts to involve Ukraine in the internal political processes in America in the context of the upcoming elections of the President of the United States in 2020. These efforts contribute to the false and toxic narrative that has no Foundation in reality, American-Ukrainian relations to weaken the relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine and to sow discord between the two countries. It is not in the interests of any country”, — it is not their personal opinion. This is the position of the state.
Left ��only to understand whether the office of Vladimir Zelensky to pick up the signals from Washington, at least when these signals are sent in plain text, without any allusions and unofficial calls. If understanding is not, in our relations with the US have serious problems to solve that would have been the successor of Vladimir Zelensky.