It may not get the attention of Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan, but there is a war grinding away in Ukraine which pits the United States and Russia on opposite sides.
Since 2014, Washington has supported the Western-leaning Ukrainian government, which is locked in conflict with pro-Russia separatists backed by Moscow.
Vice-President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shake hands following their meeting in Kiev on Monday. Genya Savilov / AFP – Getty Images
President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that he may withdraw America’s support, perhaps as part of a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the White House campaign, Trump said that he would look into recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and in July told ABC’s “This Week” that “the people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were.”
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