U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has recalled the support provided by the Trump administration to Ukraine.
"The U.S. has to approach Russia the same way we approach Communist China: distrust and verify," Pompeo posted on Twitter.
Overall, according to Pompeo, since 2017, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions on more than 365 Russian targets in response to Russia’s destabilizing and aggressive actions in Ukraine and throughout Europe."
The Secretary of State also recalled his trip to Ukraine, where he met with wounded soldiers. "When I visited a Kyiv military hospital to meet brave Ukrainian freedom fighters, one of them ripped the patch off his uniform and gave it to me," he wrote.
In addition, Pompeo recalled that they "took action on lots of fronts with Russia, including religious freedom. I made sure the U.S. supported international recognition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, helped the Metropolitan escape Russian influence."
To prove the confrontation with Russia, Pompeo cited another fact: "Huge step forward: I issued the Crimea Declaration, which reversed the ban on lethal military assistance to Ukraine. Obama wouldn't send freedom fighters weapons. We did."
As reported, President-elect Joe Biden announced his intention to appoint Antony Blinken as Secretary of State.