Ukrainian Politics

 Ukraine is Turning into Belarus. Obama Has Nothing to Talk About with Yanukovych

U.S. President Barack Obama is unlikely to meet with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in the near future.

This was stated in an interview with LIGABusinessInform byformer U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer, who was one ofthree former U.S. ambassadors to Ukraine who called on the new headof the U.S. State Department, John Kerry not to meet withYanukovych.

"I said that theU.S. should maintain normal diplomatic relations with Ukraine, butPresident Obama should not meet with President Yanukovych until thesituation with democracy has improved," explainedPifer.

"I cannot speak onbehalf of the U.S. government, but at this point, President Obamais very busy, and any urgent matters that would force him to meetwith Yanukovych do not exist. So I would not expect such a meetingin the near the future, "- he said.

"Ukraine, headingtowards becoming second Belarus instead of second Poland will havedifficult attracting the attention of the Obama administration.Especially given priorities in foreign policy, which the WhiteHouse has to deal with today," said Pifer.

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