: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine`s diplomat on Trump`s pro-Russian stance: Russia gets it wrong

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly has commented on Russia`s take on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump`s pro-Russian stance, saying that they get it wrong, according to TV news service TSN.

”If Russia waits until Trump takes office and changes foreign policy… We`ve seen them all applauding there as if the whole Russia had voted for Trump. I think they get it wrong regarding the institutions here, in the United States, and the position taken by Trump himself,” the Ukrainian ambassador said during a Ukrainian talk show, TSN reported.

As Russian media reported earlier, Russian politicians sitting in parliament reportedly burst into applause after the announcement of Trump`s election victory. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first world leaders who greeted the U.S. President-elect.

The U.S. presidential election took place on November 8, 2016. Its results were announced on November 9: Trump won 289 electoral votes, his rival, Hillary Clinton, got 218 with the minimum required set at 270.


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