What can Ukraine expect from the US presidential election?
People often ask what Ukraine can expect from the 2024 US presidential election. The elections are indeed far away, and we are just beginning to find out the names of the candidates. Therefore, to speak about something confidently is very premature.
An important new announcement from the USA
However, you can already follow the news. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has been called a potential rival to Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, has clarified his position towards Ukraine.
“While the US has many important national interests, further involvement in the territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.” DeSantis made the announcement in response to a survey by conservative host Tucker Carlson. It was sent out to several possible Republican candidates (although DeSantis himself has not yet made an official statement about his run).
As the New York Times notes, DeSantis' position is consistent with Trump's vision, which called for an end to the war through a “peace deal” that would not rule out territorial concessions to Ukraine.
At the same time, she differs from other possible Republican candidates, such as former Vice President Mike Pence or former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Gailey. They called the struggle of Ukraine a struggle for freedom, and also called for support for Ukrainians.
In a word, this is the story. We will closely monitor the statements of other US politicians and potentially important players.