Censor.NET reports citing The Washington Post.
As reported, the tide turned at last week's national security committee platform meeting in Cleveland when the Trump campaign orchestrated a set of events to make sure that the GOP would not pledge to give Ukraine the weapons it has been asking for from the United States.
After one of the committee's members proposed a platform amendment that would call for maintaining or increasing sanctions against Russia, increasing aid for Ukraine and "providing lethal defensive weapons" to the Ukrainian military, Trump staffers opposed it, coming up with another amendment to strip out the platform's call for "providing lethal defensive weapons" and replace it with softer language calling for "appropriate assistance."
That amendment was voted on and passed.
The news provoked strong reactions among experts who monitor the situation in Ukraine.
"If you care about security of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, etc., you cannot support Trump," former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote on Twitter.
"No wonder the Kremlin has been gunning so hard for a Trump presidency," famous journalist Julia Ioffe remarked.