Trump meets Ukrainian President Poroshenko at the White House

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As a candidate, Donald Trump was ambiguous about US support for Ukraine. He said he might lift sanctions against Russia — perhaps even recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea. Today at the White House, it was a different story, as the President met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

For his part, Poroshenko appeared to be relieved. Steven Pifer at the Brookings Institution is a former US Ambassador to Ukraine. He says there are very good reasons American foreign policy should support Ukraine.

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Guest:
Steven Pifer - Brookings Institution - @steven_pifer

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Luke Vander Ploeg, Evan George