A Ukrainian official confirmed to CNN that Poroshenko’s office requested a meeting with both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton but only received a response from Clinton, who agreed to the meeting.
Only Clinton said yes, sitting down with the president on Monday.
A message left with Trump’s campaign Wednesday was not immediately returned.
The two officials met in NY on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
He noted Latvia consistently supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, considers it unacceptable to recognize the annexation of Crimea de facto and maintains its demand for Russian Federation to implement the Minsk agreements.
Before the meeting, Clinton told Poroshenko she was looking forward to discussing “the very real problems and threats from Russian aggression and anxious to know how we can be supportive of those efforts”.
Clinton met Monday with Poroshenko and they discussed the importance of continued sanctions imposed on Moscow after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Trump, on the other hand, has appeared at times to invite Russia’s bellicose behavior towards Kiev.
Trump pushed back, arguing the United States was less safe as a result of Obama and Clinton’s policies. The emir accepted the invitation of the Ukrainian president to visit Kiev.