17:28 01.08.2016

Trump's comment on Crimea, Putin goes beyond any form of domestic political campaigning – Yatseniuk

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Trump's comment on Crimea, Putin goes beyond any form of domestic political campaigning – Yatseniuk

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's statement about Crimea and Russian President Vladimir Putin goes beyond any form of domestic political campaigning, former Prime Minister of Ukraine and Leader of the People's Front Party Arseniy Yatseniuk has said.

"An official candidate for the United States presidential election has challenged the very values of the free world, civilized world order and international law. It can hardly be called ignorance. This is a breach of moral and civilized principles," Yatseniuk said in a statement on Facebook.

"The United States is the leader of the free world. Without leadership and alliance the free world will be destroyed by the likes of Putin, Le Pen, Assad, Kim Jong Un and other dictators, demagogues and populists. The people of the United States of America deserve to elect a responsible and wise President and Commander in Chief. The role of this leader cannot be overestimated," the former prime minister wrote.

"Donald Trump should seek the wise advice of the distinguished representatives of the Republican Party who know well what freedom, international law, and the free world mean. I have no doubt that many of them must dissociate themselves from Trump's words and realize the danger. We cannot allow any verbal, political or practical gamble to ruin our common values, pave the way for the aggressors, dictators and terrorists. What Donald Trump said today about the Crimea, tomorrow may refer to any other part of the world - in Europe, Asia and the Americas," the People's Front party leader said.

As reported, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has again said that he may look into the matter of recognizing Crimea as the part of Russia if he wins the presidential run.

"I'm going to take a look at it. But you know, the people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were. And you have to look at that, also," he said in an interview with the ABC Channel.

"And as far as the Ukraine is concerned, it's a mess. And that's under the Obama's administration with his strong ties to NATO. So with all of these strong ties to NATO, Ukraine is a mess," Trump added.

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