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 Trump will not recognize Russian Crimea, - former US Ambassador to Russia

U.S. presidential election winner Republican Donald Trump is unlikely to pay much attention to foreign policy.

Censor.NET reports citing Dozhd TV Channel.

"I predict that he will not recognize the Russian Crimea, because too many countries and too many people in Congress and the Republican Party do not support this idea," a former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul suggests. McFaul is considered Clinton's close ally.

According to McFaul, Trump does not regard Ukrainian case as the most important, so he will not pay much attention to it. "I believe that he would not support the idea of ​​helping the Ukrainian government," he added.

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The former ambassador said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump will cooperate when their interests coincide.

"After all, foreign policy is not some kind of a personal relationship. It does not work like this. Putin is a friend to no one. Putin defends Russia's national interests. And I hope that Trump will do the same for us. If it coincides with the Russian interest it will be a co-operation, if not, then it will be more difficult," McFaul said.
 
 
 
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