Poroshenko, Trump did bring Russian aggression issue in phone conversation
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump did raise questions about Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea in a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the head of the Ukrainian state has confirmed.
"Over the last week, President Tusk and I had the opportunity to communicate with President-elect Mr Trump. We called each other ... I can confirm the issue of Russia's aggression and illegal annexation of Crimea was touched upon by President-elect Trump in my telephone conversation with him," Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, following the results of the 18th EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels on Thursday.
Poroshenko said that he could not divulge details of the telephone conversation with Trump, noting he had the opportunity to provide the newly elected U.S. president comprehensive information on the latest developments in eastern Ukraine and in Crimea.