Ukraine's Strategy with Trump: Foreign Minister Kuleba Reveals Diplomatic Approach for Potential US Election Outcome

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.03 - 2024 9:24 PM CET

Foreign Minister Kuleba Reveals Diplomatic Approach for Potential US Election Outcome.

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Ukraine's Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, recently expressed his views on working with Donald Trump, should he be re-elected as U.S. President in 2024. Kuleba doesn't anticipate Trump's potential election to negatively impact Ukraine, emphasizing the importance of finding a cooperative approach.

In an interview with Ukrainian outlet NV he remarked, "You have to squeeze out the benefits for yourself, for your country," highlighting the need to adapt strategies to benefit Ukraine​​. This is reported by Ukrainian Pravda.

'Trump is a person you can work with'

Kuleba acknowledged Trump's "ultra-charismatic actions" and significant contributions to Ukraine, including the sale of American weapons like Javelins, the delivery of naval vessels, and opposition to the Nord Stream 2 project. These actions, according to Kuleba, demonstrate Trump's positive impact on Ukraine​​.

"Trump is known for of his, I would say, ultra-charismatic actions, his reputation and his phrases. But who sold the first American weapon to Ukraine? President Trump [sent us] Javelins. Who launched the programme of free delivery of the first naval vessels, the Island and Mark VI boats, to Ukraine? Trump. Who fought the Nord Stream 2 project and imposed sanctions on the well-known but already forgotten Fortuna ship that laid this pipeline? It was Trump." Kulebas states in the interview.

The minister further stated, "Trump is a person you can work with; you just need to know how to work with him. If he makes it to the election and if he wins, he will be completely different from President Joe Biden, to whom we are extremely grateful for everything. There are a lot of "ifs", but Ukraine should not be afraid of anything, no elections and no current or future politicians," indicating a readiness to adapt to Trump's distinct leadership style.

Kuleba also expressed gratitude to current President Joe Biden while underscoring the importance of being unafraid of potential changes in U.S. leadership​​.