The unconditional support of Ukraine is not in the national interests of the United States, maintaining good relations with Russia is certainly more important than good relations with Kiev. About it writes The Washington Post.
According to the newspaper’s observer, the United States and Ukraine are not strategic partners in the long run, Washington needs to pay more attention to relations with Russia.
The USA and Ukraine are not friends in the long run. Ukraine is not a bastion of Western democracy
- the newspaper writes, drawing readers' attention to the fact that throughout its existence Ukraine has constantly "rushed from one extreme to the other," demonstrating either pro-Western or pro-Russian views.
There are no guarantees that the Ukrainian government will continue democratic reforms. And even if this happens, the country will still be next to Russia. The unpleasant truth is that Ukraine will always be less important for American foreign policy than Russia. Russia may be a great power that is in recession, but it still has the ability to undermine US foreign policy around the world
- claims the author of the material.
Therefore, the newspaper writes, Washington needs to build relations with Russia, and not with Ukraine, despite the fact that "Moscow pursues a policy hostile to the United States."
Russia’s policy may not be liked, but America will not gain anything if it takes an even more hostile position towards it, and lose even more if it cannot work on issues of mutual interest
- concludes the newspaper.