Savchenko asks Trump to strengthen sanctions against Russia

Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Nadezhda Savchenko wrote a letter to the elected President of the United States Donald Trump, a copy of which she has published on her Facebook page in English and Ukrainian languages.

Trump won the election on 8 November and will take office after the inauguration on January 20.

In her address, Savchenko asks Trump to maintain and strengthen sanctions against Russia and increase military assistance to Ukraine.

"I write to request you to maintain and even strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation, because this country understands only force and determination which should be right up your alley," wrote the so-called Deputy.

Savchenko also pleaded Donald Trump to strengthen support for Ukraine and appealed for more decisive actions of the American diplomats to "release the hostages in the Russian prisons." The Deputy pointed out that the elected President of the United States can prevent World War III.

Previously, Trump has proposed to limit the U.S. interference in the affairs of other countries. In particular, speaking about the conflict in Ukraine, the Republican said, that "this issue affects Europe much more than us" and it is European countries to solve this problem in the first place.

He also declared that if elected he would consider recognition of the Crimea as Russian territory, emphasizing that the Crimeans want to be with Russia, not with Ukraine.

DONi News Agency